Noel Holiday Concert The Pioneer Consort at Loring-Greenough House
December 16, 2012
The Pioneer Consort performs their Noel Holiday concert featuring music from their holiday CD "Noel”, on Sunday, December16, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain.
Continuing in their tradition of musical diversity, the Pioneer Consort’s arrangements draw from many cultures and musical traditions and uses a wide variety of instrumentation. "Noel" features a variety of colorful elements and sparkling arrangements celebrating the winter holidays. as well as music by Bach, Brubeck, Tchaikovsky, and Mendelssohn. The Pioneer Consort describe "Noel": "We knew we wanted to arrange and record in a way that would evoke a band of Renaissance minstrels, an Appalachian cabin, a Native American fireside, even a shipboard flagon of Yuletide mead on a storm-tossed sea far from home. We chose to play a combination of the very familiar and more obscure, sometimes rustic, sometimes polished, but always authentic."
Meet the musicians of the Pioneer Consort and their guests at afternoon tea following the program.
The Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House series recreates the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century “musical afternoons” in the 1760 Loring-Greenough House, twice monthly, October to May. Tickets are available at the door: donation $15 ($10 seniors, students and JPTC members). Space is limited; reservations are suggested—call 617-524-3158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org