Concierto de Adviento
Battell Chapel, Corner of College and Elm Sts., New Haven
Yale Camerata, conducted by Marguerite Brooks, will present its annual advent concert in New Haven on Saturday, December 3 at 8 pm in Battell Chapel (corner College and Elm). The 2005 Concierto de Adviento will include music from Mexico by de Zespedes, Fernandes, de Padilla, and Capillas, as well as J. S. Bach’s first cantata Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf preiset die Tage and the Dona nobis pacem from the B-minor Mass. Works by Matthias, Lauridsen, Bennett, Harrison, Gregorio, and Levine (a setting of the seventeenth century Mexican feminist poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz) will round out the varied program. The concert will conclude, in its annual tradition, with the Willcocks arrangement of Goss’s See, amid the Winter’s Snow, with the audience joining in.
Two of the composers on the program have Yale connections: Daniel Harrison is a professor of music theory in Yale’s department of music, and Joseph Gregorio is a recent alumnus of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music.
Soloists are Judith Malafronte, mezzo-soprano; James Taylor, tenor; and Richard Lalli, baritone.
The concert, sponsored by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.