Cappella Clausura’s alternative Christmas pageant!
Cappella Clausura’s Christmas Performance
Cappella Clausura’s alternative Christmas pageant is back December 15th and 16th! This program is ever-popular with families, with its graceful child dancers, sing-alongs, giant puppets – and gorgeous music. But what makes it different is the source of the music: written by mostly cloistered nuns from 12th – 17th century Italy and Germany and told from Mary’s point of view. Who knew they composed such beautiful music, hidden away in their convents!
In a truly different sort of Christmas pageant suited to the entire family, with puppets, adult and child dancers and beautiful costumes, Cappella Clausura, Amelia LeClair, Director, and Creationdance, Helena Froehlich, Director, present Gloria: A Renaissance Christmas Pageant. This magical foray into the wide variety of music written mostly by cloistered women celebrates perhaps the most famous mother and son, as seen from Mary’s point of view. For this unique concert, Cappella Clausura has chosen works from its repertoire of lush medieval, renaissance and baroque music by Hildegard von Bingen, Sulpitia Cesis, Raffaella Aleotti, and Chiara Cozzolani, as well as the stunningly beautiful contemporary music of Patricia Van Ness inspired by ancient chant. Giant puppets and lively laude, or anonymous processional hymns, from 14th century Florence, will be included. Froehlich and company dance to spectacular choreography dressed in richly-hued costumes as Cappella Clausura sings the Christmas story all the way from the birth of Mary to the Visit of the Magi. The audience is invited to sing with the performers and join in the wonder and merriment!
Who: Cappella Clausura with CREATIONDANCE
What: GLORIA: A RENAISSANCE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
Sat., Dec. 15, at 2:00PM – First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Rd., Weston
Sat., Dec. 15, at 8:00PM – University Lutheran, 66 Winthrop St., Cambridge
Sun., Dec. 16, at 8:00PM – Parish of the Messiah, 1900 Commonwealth Ave., Newton
Contact: Director Amelia LeClair 617-964-6609 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets: $15 – $25 at www.clausura.org or at the door