Christmas in Germany
Saturday, December 12, 2015
First Presbyterian Church
823 SE Lane Avenue, Roseburg, OR
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Central Lutheran Church
18th & Potter, Eugene, OR
Tickets priced at $15 ($10 for students) are available at the door.
After the harvest was in, as winter threw its chilly mantle over Renaissance Europe, people began to find more reasons to rest, stay indoors, and make merry. Nowhere were the winter holidays celebrated with more gusto than in Germany, and the greatest of them all was Christmas. Many of our most beloved Christmas carols can be traced back to this era and before. Some of the tunes were just as popular then as they are now, and composers created many settings and arrangements of them, using the beloved melodies in fresh and inventive ways. Even pieces of a more solemn character were infused with the exuberance of the season. Vox Resonat spreads good cheer through the music of Praetorius, Schütz, Handl, Hassler, Franck, and others.