Classical Christmas in Latin America

December 23, 2023, 7:00 pm

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As a priest and a professional composer working for the church, Jose Mauricio de Nunes Garcia wrote several pieces celebrating Christmas. And in this program, Fiesta celebrates the season with a brand-new recording of his monumental mass entitled “Missa de Nossa Senhora da Conceição”, a great example of the early Classical style developed on this side of the Atlantic in the transition between the 18th and the 19th century.


Missa de Nossa Senhora de Conceicao, by Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia
Szu-Wen Wang, Darlene Cluff, Keely J. Rhodes, Jeffrey Jones-Ragon, Phillip D. Hill, Peter Hamilton, vocal soloists; University of Texas Chamber Singers; University of Texas Chamber Orchestra; James Morrow, conductor

Angélicas milicias, by Manuel de Sumaya
Chanticleer; Chanticleer Sinfonia; Joseph Jennings, director