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Un niño nos es naçido - A child for us is born

  • Bavarian National Museum Prinzregentenstraße 3 80538 Munich Germany (map)

16th and 17th Century Christmas music from Spain and Latin America - CD with SONY/DHM from November 2018!

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 12:00 noon
10:30 am Guided tour through the exhibition of Nativity sets of the Museum

Ensemble Phoenix Munich invites you on a musical voyage leading from Spain to Latin America. Under the direction of bass singer and vihuela player Joel Frederiksen, Christmas motets, instrumental works, and “Ensaladas”, a special form mixing textures and even languages in a sort of musical “salad”, come to vivid life.

Important sources for this program are four different “Cancioneros” or songbooks which contain compositions from two great Spanish composers of the Renaissance, Tomás Luis de Victoria (O magnum mysterium) and Francisco Guerrero (Los Reyes siguen l´Estrella). Works from Colombian composer José de Cascante (Oiga niño mio de mi corazón), active at the Cathedral of Bogotá in the 17th century, and of Gaspar Fernandez (Vaya la princesa, vaya) – a Portugese composer who worked in Guatemala und Mexiko – usher us safely into the New World.

Performers: Maria Andrea Parias, Soprano / Petra Noskaiová, Mezzosoprano / Andrés Silva, Tenor / Joel Frederiksen, Bass, Vihuela, Direction / Paul Kieffer, Vihuela, Baroque Guitar / Andreas Haas, Flute / Johanna Seitz, Spanish Harp / Domen Marinčič, Viola da Gamba / Bruno Caillat, Percussion

Supported by: Goethe-Institut e.V., Foreign Affairs Office Germany, Sony/DHM, Instituto Cervantes Munich, Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst, Bavarian National Museum


Direct through Ensemble Phoenix Munich: Tel. +49 89 8575604 / Email:

Prices: 30€ | reduced 25€ (handicapped) and 15€ (students)

Tickets also through Ticketino or München Ticket (extra fees apply)

Mars-Venus-Saal, Bavarian National Museum (Prinzregentenstraße 3, 80538 Munich)