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

  • Bayerisches Nationalmuseum Prinzregentenstraße 3 München, BY Germany (map)

Christmas music from Spain and Latin America of the 16th and 17th centuries

Saturday, December 8 from 3-4 pm: Open Rehearsal

(Free with museum entrance fee of 7 € / reduced 6 €)

Come and learn more about the Spanish double-harp or the vihuela, special instruments we use in this program, the better to enjoy the full program the next day, Sunday, December 9.

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

For Sunday's Concert:

Tickets: regular price 30,00 € / Discount 25,00 € (Disabled) und 15,00 € (Students)

Pre-order Tickets through EPM: Tel. 089 8575604 / (plus Handling Costs) / (plus Handling Costs)

*Box office opens 1 ½ hours before the concert

Mars-Venus-Saal, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum

(Prinzregentenstrasse 3, 80538 München)

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