A Mexican Baroque Christmas

December 6, 2012

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The Rose Ensemble (Courtesy of the Rose Ensemble)

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Hosted by public radio veteran Tom Crann, with the Rose Ensemble's Artistic Director, Jordan Sramek, it's A Mexican Baroque Christmas with the Rose Ensemble. Mexico in the 17th century was a time of great cultural and musical diversity. Those cross-currents produced church music that was infused with indigenous rhythms and dances. That colorful music is the centerpiece of this Christmas special by the internationally-acclaimed Rose Ensemble.

This holiday program features over two centuries of festive Christmas dances and songs from the great cathedrals of Puebla and Mexico City. With rich instrumental and percussive accompaniment, solos and choruses burst forth, plus a couple of surprises for the season.