Our annual Baroque Christmas program kicks off with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Greensleeves, the folk song from which the popular Christmas carol, “What Child Is This?” borrowed its melody. The festivities continue with Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto” and Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by J.S. Bach. The program ends with selections from a holiday favorite, Handel’s Messiah, including the famous Hallelujah Chorus.
The New Orleans performance is sponsored by:
Catherine B. Tremaine
Artist travel and accommodations provided by:
José Luis Gomez, Conductor
Emily Birsan, Soprano
Casey Candebat, Tenor NOVA Masterworks
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsFantasia on Greensleeves Arcangelo Corelli"Christmas Concerto" J.S. BachBrandenburg Concerto No. 3 Geroge Frideric HandelSelections from Messiah
Program duration is approximately 2 hours including a 20-minute intermission.
There will be a pre-concert talk one hour prior to the performance.Louisiana Philharmonic - Baroque Christmas December 20, 21 7pm