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Praetorius: Mass for Christmas Morning, St John's Smith Square
St John's Smith Square, London
17 December 2019, 7.30pm
In December Gabrieli, alongside young singers from Roar partners DRET Youth Choir and DRET Primary All Stars, revive Praetorius Mass for Christmas Morning, a glorious reconstruction of a typical 17th century Lutheran Christmas Mass. The 1994 recording of the sequence remains our bestselling release on Deutsche Grammophon, beloved the world over, and for good reason: blending intimate solo vocal colours with historical instruments of every shape and size and massed choirs of professional and amateur voices, this is German Baroque music at its most thrilling and dynamic.
‘What Paul McCreesh has achieved here is remarkable … nothing short of revelatory.’ MusicWeb International