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Magnificat Celebrates Charpentier's Messe de Minuit - 3 Bay Area Concerts $15.00

Magnificat has long championed the music of the remarkable Marc-Antoine Charpentier and this season we turn to his best-known work: the delightful Messe de Minuit (Midnight Mass). Drawing on the popular melodies of French Christmas carols, or noëls, Charpentier preserves their charming simplicity in achieving a perfect synthesis of popular art and the lush elegance of the Age of Louis XIV. The program will also include Charpentier’s Dialogus inter Angelos et Pastores and noel settings by Nicolas LeBegue and André Raison. SF Classical Says, "Around the Bay Area, it's becoming almost as traditional to hear Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Midnight Mass as Handel's Messiah. And it's easy to see why: Charpentier based his glorious work on 11 humble noëls — Christmas carols, a novel strategy for a whole mass, and one that insured it would be his most popular piece by far. In fact, this lovely, seasonal piece will be performed first by the Calvary Presbyterian Chancel Choir in San Francisco on Dec. 10. But if you're going to take it in only once, you might want to wait for Charpentier experts Magnificat, who have adopted this piece as their annual contribution to the seasonal festivities." Don't Miss This Wonderful Concert Charpentier's Midnight Mass, Dec. 17, 8 p.m., St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park; Dec. 18, 8 p.m. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley Dec. 19, 4 p.m., St. Mark's Lutheran Church, S.F., $12-$35. MeetUp Members get a Discount by Typing "MEETUP" $15.00 less then half price!!!!

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  • Jeff N

    Wonderful music!

    December 20, 2010

  • Robert F.

    Remember there is a reception for the Artist after the perfomance and your all invited!

    December 19, 2010

  • Jeff N

    Joyce and I are confirmed for dinner afterwards, Express Thai, 901 Larken near Geary. Everybody has my cell (by email) if you want to meet and sit together at St. Marks.

    December 19, 2010

  • Jeff N

    There are three ways to get tix to 12/19 and 12/18. Use the discount code "margriet" (careful with the spelling).
    1) Call "Tix" at[masked]-4849. The discount code worked on 12/18 for both 12/18 and 12/19 performances.
    2) Buy online at this link (12/19 only) (Service fee ~$2.00).
    http://magnificatbaroque.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=261735
    3) Purchase tix at the door. Ask for the Ticket Manager, Ms Downing, and mention meetup. This risks being sold out.
    (Sorry to resend I had a bad link)

    December 18, 2010

  • Jeff N

    Map and directions are here. The interior of the church is amazing!.
    http://magnificatbaroque.com/tickets/st-marks-lutheran/

    "Magnificat imbues each concert with an infectious joy and a delight in musical make-believe."

    December 18, 2010

  • Vero

    Where can I get the tickets for the Dec. 19 concert? Thanks!

    December 18, 2010

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