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Christmas in Renaissance Spain & New Spain

Friday, Dec. 16, 8:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 17, 3:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 17, 8:00 pm
Tickets $10-$87
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First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
11 Garden Street, Cambridge
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A festive new program of sonorous motets, exuberant villancicos, and comic ensaladas for the Christmas season, with singers, guitar, percussion, and dulcian.

Doors and box office open 1 hour prior to the performance.

Megan Chartrand, Carley DeFranco, Martin Near, cantus
Michael Barrett, Jonas Budris, Corey Dalton Hart, Jason McStoots, tenor
Paul Guttry & David McFerrin, bassus
Ryaan Ahmed, guitar
Jonathan Hess, percussion
Bob Wiemken, dulcian & recorder
Scott Metcalfe, violin, director

Concert Program

Francisco Guerrero (1528-99)
Veni domine et noli tardare, Conditor alme siderum, Gabriel archangelus, Ave Maria gratia plena
A un niño llorando al yelo, Los reyes siguen la estrella, Pues la guía d’una estrella

Gaspar Fernandes (1566-1629)
¡A de abajo!, Tañe Gil tu tamborino

Cristóbal de Morales (c. 1500-1553)
Missa Queramus cum pastoribus: Gloria, Sanctus & Benedictus, Puer natus est nobis

Anonymous (Villancicos de diversos autores, 1556)
Verbum caro factum est

Mateo Flecha (1481-1553)
La Bomba

Juan del Encina (1468-1529/30)
O reyes magos benditos

The Christmas concert program will last approximately an hour and a half with a 15 minute intermission. There is no pre-concert talk for this program.

All concert dates, programs and personnel are subject to change without notice.

Ticket purchases are non-refundable.

Blue Heron is pleased to be participating in the Card to Culture program by extending free tickets to EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders.
Instructions for claiming a ticket via your card may be found by locating Blue Heron on’s list of Card to Culture Organizations for the Greater Boston Area

Doors open at 7:00 PM for 8:00 PM concerts and at 2:00 PM for Saturday’s 3:00 PM concert. If needed for mobility, use office entrance next to the playground on Garden Street; all others please use main entrance to the sanctuary.