Mary Danced: A Christmas Cantata for Voice & Early Instruments
“Mary Danced” is the second concert in the Early Music at Saint James season. This Christmas cantata for early instruments (violas da gamba and recorders) and voice includes narration with text from the canonical and apocryphal gospels. It is a sensitive retelling of the birth of Christ based on imagined personal sensibilities of Mary’s parents Joachim and Anna, Joseph, and Mary herself. It was written by contemporary composer Will Ayton, professor of music at Roger Williams University in Providence,… Show more
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