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Praetorius: Mass for Christmas Morning, Versailles
Chapelle Royale, Palace of Versailles
9 December 2017, 7.00pm and 9.15pm
To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this December Gabrieli revive Praetorius: Mass for Christmas Morning for the first time in nearly 20 years.
This glorious reconstruction of a typical 17th century Lutheran Christmas Mass – the 1994 recording of which remains Gabrieli’s bestselling release on Deutsche Grammophon – is 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.