December is always special on Musica Antiqua. On December 13 Carol Moseson will play medieval and Renaissance holiday-related selections, including a Christmas mass by Morales, recordings by Anonymous 4 and Boston Camerata, and favorites like Lo How A Rose. On December 20 Sarah Brailey will offer music from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio plus a few surprises. Finally, on December 27 Alan returns to present a final dose of holiday music plus music honoring Thomas Becket on the 900th anniversary of his murder.
On December 6 Alan Muirhead played Handel’s oratorio Joseph and His Brethren, a story central to all Abrahamic religions, thus continuing John W. Barker’s tradition of playing an oratorio by Handel that’s NOT Messiah each December. That show is available to stream on our archives through December 20.