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". . . unforgettable . . . their real achievement is
to recognize the energy in the music's original design,
and to find a contemporary counterpart.
That is the triumph of the Waverly Consort."

— Alan Rich, Los Angeles Herald Examiner


THE WAVERLY CONSORT offers programs altogether unique in the contemporary concert hall. Drawing on a repertory of several centuries, the group has long been an audience favorite, both in its home city of New York and in its annual tours to major concert halls from coast to coast.

Waverly Consort

THE WAVERLY CONSORT's Christmas Story is a very special holiday event. Premiered in the medieval Sculpture Court of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1980, The Christmas Story later moved to The Cloisters, where many have come in a yearly pilgrimage to hear this beautiful seasonal music from the great cathedrals of Europe in an original setting. In addition to the performances at The Cloisters, The Christmas Story travels each year to communities throughout North America.

In the spirit and pageantry of the medieval church dramas and mystery plays, eight singers and five instrumentalists playing reproductions of medieval instruments recount the events of Christmas – the message of the archangel Gabriel to the shepherds, the journey of the Magi to the manger at Bethlehem, the intrigue of Herod and his court, the flight into Egypt – in an uplifting and moving celebration of ritual drama and song.

"This is the way to begin the Christmas season"
- The Los Angeles Times

"One of the joys of the season"
- The Chicago Tribune

"Beautifully realized . . . an event to cherish"
- The Louisville Courier Journal

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SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES, 2013

Saturday, December 7 at 5:00 pm
St. Joseph Center Chapel
Early Music Now (414) 225-3113
Milwaukee, WI

Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 pm
St. Joseph Center Chapel
Milwaukee, WI

Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1:00 and 3:00 pm
The Cloisters (212) 570-3949
New York, NY

Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1:00 and 3:00 pm
The Cloisters
New York, NY

For information contact:
MCM ARTISTS
P. O. Box 825, Highland, NY 12528
Phone 845-691-4960
www.mcmarts.com

 

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