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The Story Behind our Mexican Christmas Concert

The Story Behind our Mexican Christmas Concert

The inspiration for this program came five years ago, when the Consort was on tour in Durango, Mexico, performing in the newly-renovated Cathedral. It was a national holiday, and outside in the plaza in front of the church, traditional music was being performed by...
Celestial Singing: Creating Our Convent Ensemble

Celestial Singing: Creating Our Convent Ensemble

In our upcoming program, A Mexican Christmas, the repertoire includes sacred music from the convents of 17th-century Mexico alongside villancicos, songs of praise and celebration that were often performed by folk musicians. To recreate the celestial sound of the nuns,...
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...

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