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Feliz Navidad! The History of Mexican Christmas Traditions

Feliz Navidad! The History of Mexican Christmas Traditions

Our upcoming program A Mexican Christmas is a celebration of the unique sights and sounds of Christmas traditions in Mexico. To learn about the history of Christmas celebrations in Mexico, we spoke to Lucia Mier y Terán Romero, who grew up in Mexico and is one of the...
EnsAmble Ad-Hoc Brings Mexican Folk Music to Life

EnsAmble Ad-Hoc Brings Mexican Folk Music to Life

Our next program, A Mexican Christmas: Angels in the Convent, Dancing in the Streets, is a collaboration between the Newberry Consort and EnsAmble Ad-Hoc, a group that specializes in early music from Italy, Spain and Latin America. Founded in Bogotá, Columbia,...
An Introduction to Our Mexican Christmas Concert

An Introduction to Our Mexican Christmas Concert

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...
What Does This Mean? Translating Historic Texts for Performances

What Does This Mean? Translating Historic Texts for Performances

At the Newberry Consort, we love bringing different historical eras to life, performing music in a variety of languages from Elizabethan English to early German, Italian, French, Dutch, Polish, Spanish and even ancient Chinese. But for our singers, who must understand...
Music from the Court of Mantua

Music from the Court of Mantua

During the Renaissance, the most high-profile and lucrative positions for ambitious and talented musicians were found either through prominent posts at Catholic churches or in the moneyed courts of wealthy families who ruled the city-states throughout the peninsula....
How Baroque Musicians Improvised With Flair

How Baroque Musicians Improvised With Flair

Chicago is a city known for its improvisation. It’s the mecca of improv comedy, the birthplace of Chicago-style jazz, and, thanks to the Newberry Consort, it’s also a great place for improvisational early music. David Douglass, co-artistic director of the Newberry...

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