A Baroque Christmas
Sunday 25 November 2018 7.30pm
Blandford Parish Church
Charpentier • Messe de Minuit pour Noël
Handel • Eternal source of light divine
Handel • Messiah (Christmas music)
Bach • Music for Christmas
Leader • Christina Scott
An early Christmas concert of baroque favourites with a French twist. In his delightful Messe de Minuit de Noël Charpentier uses popular French folksongs and carols to bring an almost dance-like character to the joyful celebration of Christ’s birth in these settings of the music for midnight mass.
The concert will also feature the Christmas section from Handel’s Messiah, together with his sublime setting of Eternal source of light divine for soprano and trumpet which featured in the recent royal wedding.