Concert: “Christmas Roots and Branches”
There is a particularly rich medieval repertoire for Advent and Christmas, and themes and forms in medieval liturgical music for these seasons (as well as in the carol tradition) have descendents and cognates in later folk music. We explore some of these fascinating connections in a programme of vocal and instrumental music from the 13th to the early 20th century, ranging from England to Spain, and even to Eastern Canada.
Tickets at the door are $20 / $15 for students, seniors, and the unwaged. Tickets are also available through the link https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4442935. Please call 416-638-9445 for more information.
This concert takes place at Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Avenue. The Chapel (1955), “a lovely example of perpendicular Gothic,” is the work of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880–1960), the architect of Liverpool Cathedral, the Cambridge University Library, and the famous British red telephone boxes. It is a most evocative neo-medieval space, and aurally and visually perfect for the performance of medieval music. The Chapel is located on the St George Campus of the University of Toronto, between St George Street and Queen's Park, within easy walking distance of both Museum and St George stations (map: https://tinyurl.com/y9c8fb9f).