The LPO's annual Baroque Christmas program kicks off with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Greensleeves, the folk song from which the popular Christmas carol, “What Child Is This?” borrowed its melody. The festivities continue with Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by J.S. Bach. The program ends with selections from a holiday favorite, Handel’s Messiah, including the famous Hallelujah Chorus.
José Luis Gomez, Conductor; NOVA Masterworks*.
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves; Arcangelo Corelli, Christmas Concerto; J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; Geroge Frederic Handel, Selections from Messiah.
Program duration is approximately 2 hours including a 20-minute intermission.
There will be a pre-concert talk one hour prior to the performance.
*NOVA (New Orleans Vocal Arts) Masterworks choir is a community-based adult choir conducted by Dr. Meg Frazier. The award-winning NOVA and Loyola choirs have performed regularly for Louisiana ACDA and in collaboration with numerous performing organizations, including the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Opera Association, and the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans.