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“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” – Martin Luther
Synopsis: The traditional German Christmas emphasizes the pleasures of community and family. They know that one of the sweetest ways to come together is through song. Piffaro’s holiday program will include beloved German chorales like Von Himmel Hoch, In dulci jubilo, and Es ist ein Ros entsprungen in a variety of settings for instruments and voice as well as instrumental renditions of motets, dances and fantasias. Soprano Jessica Beebe returns, fresh from her triumph in Opera Philadelphia’s Wake World, to help lead a celebration of life & light in darkest winter.
Playlist: Michael Praetorius, Jacob Handl, Christoph Bernhard, Johann Herman Schein, Hans Leo Hassler, and more
Soprano Jessica Beebe, an “expressive, rich soprano who performs with heart-rending passion” (Opera News), is steadily gaining international attention as an affecting interpreter of repertoire spanning over four centuries, ranging from Renaissance music to contemporary American opera. In recent seasons, she has appeared in concert with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra; the New York City Chamber Orchestra (at Carnegie Hall); Trio Eos and the Folger Consort; the Philadelphia Orchestra (under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin), and several other ensembles.
A native of Philadelphia, Jessica Beebe earned her Bachelor of Music from the University of Delaware, her Master of Music from Indiana University, and a Performance Certificate from London’s Royal College of Music.
General Admission: $29
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Youth & Full-time Students: Free