A Boy is Born
The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields,
under the direction of David Shuler
Lecturer: Raymond Erickson
Tickets: $25 and $35
On Christmas Day 1554 the Spanish Armada was a long way off on the horizon. Mary Tudor had married Prince Philip of Spain, and in celebration of Mary's supposed pregnancy Thomas Tallis had composed the Missa Puer natus est, which may well have been performed in St Paul's Cathedral on this special day. For this splendid ceremony the English Chapel Royal and choir of St Paul's were joined by Prince Philip of Spain's Capilla Flamenca to sing music by great composers from both countries. In addition to the Tallis mass, this concert will present works by John Sheppard, Francisco Guerrero and Pierre de Manchicourt, which were likely to have been performed by these choirs on Christmas Day.
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The Church of St. Luke in the Fields (Episcopal)
487 Hudson St, New York, 10014, NY, United States