O Magnum Mysterium: Christmas Music of Renaissance Spain (2011)

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Folger Consort performed O Magnum Mysterium: Christmas Music of Renaissance Spain from December 9 to December 18, 2011 in the Folger's Elizabethan Theatre.

In 2011, Folger Consort celebrated the holidays with the rich treasury of Christmas music from 16th-century Spain, including stunning works by Victoria, Morales, and Guerrero. Ethereal motets, brilliant instrumental pieces, and spirited peasant songs offered a fresh and festive celebration of the season in the Folger’s beautifully decorated theatre. The Consort performed with Piffaro the Renaissance Band, singers Roger Isaacs, Rosa Lamoreaux, François Loup, William Sharp, and Aaron Sheehan, and instrumentalist Joseph Gascho.

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band.


Folger Consort

Artistic Directors

  • Robert Eisenstein: viol, violin

Guest artists

  • Joseph Gascho: organ
  • Roger O. Isaacs: countertenor
  • Rosa Lamoreaux: soprano
  • Francois Loup: bass
  • Wiliam Sharp: baritone
  • Aaron Sheehan: tenor

Piffaro, the Renaissance Band

  • Grant Herreid
  • Greg Ingles
  • Joan Kimball
  • Christa Patton
  • Priscilla Smith
  • Robert Wiemken
  • Tom Zajac
  • Annette Bauer, guest