Munera Offerent: The Christmas Story... Renaissance Style!

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Munera Offerent: The Christmas Story... Renaissance Style!

Hear the Christmas story told through rousing, soothing, moving & mysterious Renaissance choral songs from across Europe and Central America

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St. Olave’s Anglican Church 360 Windermere Avenue Toronto, ON M6S 3L4 Canada

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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On December 9th, come and hear some of the finest music the season has to offer in the Diapente Renaissance Vocal Quintet's first concert, Munera Offerent: The Christmas Story, Renaissance Style.

Hear a chronological collection of Christmas vocal music (with a little guitar too!) from England, Guatemala, Portugal, Italy and Prague; some of which probably unheard since their creation!

Location: December 9th, 7:30pm @ St. Olave's Anglican Church (360 Windermere Ave.)

Tickets: Pay What You Want

Musical Highlights Include:

Elisabeth Zachariae & Lucia Virgo - Two amazing songs by African-Portuguese composer Vicente Lusitano; performed live for the first time in North America (and possibly Europe since the Renaissance!).

Reges Tharsis - William Byrd's powerful and poignant combination of plainchant and choral counterpoint.

Tleycantimo Choquilia - A rhythmic and rousing work by Gaspar Fernandes in the Central American Náhuatl language.

...and many more!

Diapente, Toronto's latest five-person vocal ensemble brings new life to the music of the 16th and 17th Centuries; delving into the exciting, diverse, rare, and wonderful works of the Renaissance for all to enjoy.

Diapente consists of:

Jane Fingler - Soprano

Peter Koniers - Countertenor

Alexander Cappellazzo -Tenor

Jonathan Stuchbery - Tenor & Guitar

Martin Gomes - Bass

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