December 14-16, 2018

DECEMBER 14, 8 pm St. Clement Church,
642 W Deming Pl, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL 60614

DECEMBER 15, 8 pm Bond Chapel, The University of Chicago,
1050 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637

DECEMBER 16, 3 pm First United Methodist Church,
516 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201

Special Holiday Event*

A Mexican Christmas: Angels in the Convent, Dancing in the Streets

Imagine yourself in 17th-century Mexico City. It’s Christmas and the glorious singing of cloistered nuns soars over the walls of their convent and fills the square. On the other side of the plaza, a street band plays villancicos — joyful folk music of praise and celebration.

This sumptuous program will feature a choir of women’s voices, directed by Ellen Hargis, singing the music of the convent, as well as musicians from EnsAmble Ad-Hoc, a group that specializes in Latin American and Spanish early music led by specialists Francy Acosta and Jose Luis Posada. These musicians will create the rich, jubilant folk music that would have been heard in the plazas at Christmas.

Convidando está la Noche

by Juan García de Zéspedes, featuring Ellen Hargis with The Harp Consort

Thank you to the following for their financial support

CityArts
DCASE
Elizabeth F. Cheny Foundation
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Global Voices
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Logan Center for the Arts
Paul M Angel Family Foundation
Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
The Saints
The University of Chicago Department of Music
UChicago Arts

Contact Us

 

P.O. Box 60212
Chicago, IL 60660-0212

The Newberry Consort

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