O Magnum Mysterium:
A Spanish Renaissance Christmas
Friday, December 8, 2017
St. Paul’s Memorial Church
1700 University Avenue
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
7599 Rockfish Gap Turnpike,
(U. S. 250 West)
Zephyrus celebrates the Christmas season with a visit to 17th-century Spain, singing motets by Cristóbal de Morales, the sublime mass Tomás Luis de Victoria composed on his own motet, O Magnum Mysterium, and the folklike villanescas of Francisco Guerrero. The program also includes music from New Spain, with works in the native Nahuatl language by Gaspar Fernandes.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors age 65 and older, and $5 for students and children. They are available in advance from New Dominion Bookshop at 404 East Main St, Charlottesville; from Greenberry's in the Barracks Road Shopping Center; and at the door.
Zephyrus is a non-profit vocal ensemble based in Charlottesville, Virginia, that is dedicated to the performance of music from the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras.