Exultate in Deo -Baroque Christmas Cantatas-

In this festive programme, Fons Harmonicus are joined by violinist Christine Verder, and join forces with three baroque specialist singers to present a concert full of joyous Christmas spirit from the Italian and German baroque.

Biber’s ‘Annunciation’ sonata and Legrenzi’s Advent motet ‘Roratecoeli’ introduce the celebration, which is crowned by Stradella’s enchanting Nativity cantata, ‘Si apra al riso’, in which the Angel announces the good news to two shepherds.


Rosemary Carlton-Willis soprano

Sophia Patsi mezzo-soprano

Jonathon Adams bass                                                                                                   Bio of singersclick here!

AsukaSumi, Christine Verder violins

Maximiliano Segura Sanchez cello

Panos Iliopoulos harpsichord/organ


Program: duration: 60min (75min with break)

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber :

The Annunciation’ from Rosary Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo  (c.7mins)

Violin & basso continuo

Matthias Weckman:

Angelicus coeli chorus pastoribus apparuit  (c.7mins)

Soprano, bass, 2 violins & basso continuo

Alessandro Stradella

O vos Omnes (c.9mins)

Contralto, 2 violins & basso continuo


Alessandro Stradella

Exultate in Deo fideles (c.10 mins)

Bass, 2 violins & basso continuo

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer

Sonata a tre ‘Pastorale’ (c. 4mins)

Two violins and basso continuo

Alessandro Stradella

Cantata a 3 per il Santissimo Natale: ‘Si apra al riso ogni labbro’ (c.24 mins)

Angelus – soprano, Pastore I – contralto, Pastore II – bass, two violins & basso continuo


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