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SalonEra: Connoisseur’s Christmas

  • December 13, 2021, 7:30 pm EST

On December 13th, SalonEra presents an intimate holiday episode featuring soprano Grace Srinivasan and harpsichordist Patrick Merrill. Leaving aside the mainstream Christmas fare, this episode reveals hidden treasures that include rarely-heard solo motets by Philipp Friedrich Böddecker (1607-1683) and Giovanni Battista Bassani (1647-1716). Stellar violinist Shelby Yamin performs Heinrich Biber’s The Nativity sonata, offering a purely instrumental interpretation of the Christmas Story. Selections from Les Délices’ Noel, Noel concert film (available on Marquee TV Dec. 1-31) round out this festive episode.


Philipp Friedrich Böddecker (1607-1683)
Natus est Jesus

Giovanni Battista Bassani (1647-1716)
Nascere dive puellule

Heinrich Ignaz Bieber (1644-1704)
Rosary Sonata no. 3 in B minor “The Nativity”

Maria Xaveria Peruchona (c. 1652-1704)
Ad gaudia, ad jubilo

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland from BWV 659
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland from BWV 660

SalonEra: Connoisseur's Christmas Trailer

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