Renowned for their "pitch-perfect sublimity" (The Minneapolis Star-Tribune), the women of Anonymous 4 light up Washington with Noël: Carols & Chants for Christmas. Part of Chamber Music Across America.
- Thu., Dec. 16, 2010, 7:30 PM
- Terrace Theater
- Approx. 95 minutes
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Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their magical sound. For this performance, they mix this magic with the spirit of Christmas, offering chants and carols that will transport listeners to a time before hustle and bustle co-opted the holiday season--the Christmas music of an age lit by candlelight.
Anonymous 4 has performed on major concert series and at festivals throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, including appearances at Tanglewood, Wolf Trap, BBC Proms, Edinburgh Festival, and the Brisbane Biennial. Enchanted both by their live performances and by their 18 recordings of medieval, contemporary, and American music, Anonymous 4's listeners have bought nearly two million copies of the group's albums.
Program and Notes
- NOËL: Chants and Carols for Christmas
- Ruth Cunningham
- Marsha Genensky
- Susan Hellauer
- Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek
Chamber Music Across America is made possible through the generosity of the Charles E. Smith Family Foundation.
The Fortas Chamber Music Concerts are supported by generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.