A Christmas Messe

A Banquet of Seasonal English Music

December 14 – 23, 2018
Folger Theatre

Celebrate the holidays with a repast of English music ranging from the earliest carols to later arrangements of favorites like Greensleeves by Vaughan Williams.  The Folger’s 1619 manuscript A Christmas Messe—recounting a tussle between King Beef and King Brawn—offers lively accompaniment to a main course of beloved Yuletide music. A wonderful Christmas feast indeed!  With strings, harp, organist Webb Wiggins, and an ensemble of voices.

In conjunction with the Folger exhibition Churchill’s Shakespeare, on display October 6 through January 6.

This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanties, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.