‘De Adem uit de Hemel’ – Christmas 2021

Sunday, 12 december 2021 | 14:30/16:00h | Grote Kerk, Kerkstraat 20 ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL) | € 22,00/€ 12,00 | SOLD OUT

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a combination of corona circumstances, we decided to join forces with the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Broederschap, who organizes the annual ‘Zwanenbroeders’ lecture in the same church earlier that afternoon. The lecture starts at 2:30 PM and is given by Prof. dr. mr. Geert Corstens, former president of the Dutch Supreme Court. With your ticket to the concert you have free access to the lecture.

14.00 Church open
14.30 Het kwaad vergelden, vergeten of vergeven? – lecture by Prof. dr. mr. G.J.M. Corstens
15.15 Discussion
15.45 Short break
16.00 De adem uit de hemel – christmas concert by Cappella Pratensis
16.50 End of program

De Adem uit de Hemel
The Annunciation was early regarded as one of the most fascinating mysteries of the Christian faith. The story, described in the Gospel of Luke, tells how the angel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary that she will become pregnant through the afflatus superi flamini, the breath from heaven.

At the heart of this program is Josquin Desprez’s Christmas Ave maris stella, whose 500th anniversary we commemorate this year. This mass is based on a hymn about the mystery of the Annunciation and is interwoven with Gregorian chant and anonymous motets from the Smijers Codex, one of the choirbooks of the precious collection of the Illustre Lieve Vrouwe Broederschap in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Gregorian chant | Introitus: Rorate celi (Codex Smijers, BHIC Ms 152)
Josquin Desprez (c. 1450/55-1521)| Missa Ave maris stella—Kyrie; Gloria
Gregorian chant | Graduale: Prope est dominus (Codex Smijers, BHIC Ms 152)
Gregorian chant | Evangelie: Lukas 1:26-38
Anoniem | Quando natus (Codex Smijers, BHIC Ms 158)
Anoniem | Germinavit (Codex Smijers, BHIC Ms 158)
Gregorian chant | Prefatio (Responsoria)
Josquin Desprez | Missa Ave maris stella—Sanctus
Gregorian chant | Pater noster
Josquin Desprez | Missa Ave maris stella—Agnus Dei
Gregorian chant | Communio: Ecce virgo (Codex Smijers, BHIC Ms 152)
Josquin Desprez | motet: Missus est

Stratton Bull , Andrew Hallock | superius
Korneel Van Neste, Lior Leibovici | contratenor
Pieter De Moor, Peter de Laurentiis | tenor
Marc Busnel, Máté Bruckner | bassus
Artistic director: Stratton Bull

PLEASE NOTE: as a visitor you must have a valid corona access pass. Once inside, we ask you to wear a face mask until seated and to keep 1,5 meters away from your fellow visitors. The seating capacity is adapted to this.

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