A Joyful Noise

December 8, 2009

Door County Snow!

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December 8, 2009

It’s finally going to happen. At least that’s what they say. “They” are the weather people and if correct, we’ll see several inches of beautiful snow later today. Just in time for the “A Renaissance Christmas” concerts this weekend. There’s nothing like a fresh snowfall to put you in a holiday mood.

To complement this year’s theme entitled The Twelve Days of Christmas, Gary Berkenstock, the Chicago Early Music Consort’s artistic director, decided it would be fun to include a like number of instruments for these concerts. Many of the twelve instruments will be familiar to those Door County residents who have attended previous performances of the annual Christmas treat.

But the Consort will also introduce three “new” old instruments this year: the dulcian, the shawm, and the treble viol. The other nine instruments are the lute, theorbo, bass viol, vielle, soprano, alto, and tenor recorders, crumhon and rackett. A cornucopia of instrumental delights! 

For fun, Gary will be reporting the 2009 PNC Christmas Price Index (CPI) costs for all the gifts enumerated in The Twelve Days of Christmas (just over $21,000 last year). As an added bonus, Gary will also report on the purchase price for all twelve musical instruments. Guess which “true love” costs more?    

There is still time to make your reservations. Check out our Calendar of Events page at http://www.midsummersmusic.com/CalendarofEvents.html.

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season. Make a joyful noise!

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