Liber – Early Music Series 2017-2018
4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 10 at the Byron Colby Barn
Experience the Christmas songs made popular over 600 years ago! Many of today’s holiday traditions have their roots in practices of the Middle Ages. The singing of songs and carols pervaded the lives of our ancestors and LIBER explores this rich tradition by dusting off the original medieval versions of those celebratory tunes. The concert will include such favorites as “There is no rose” and “Coventry Carol” as well some new treasures—drawn from the elegant polyphony of 12th-century France to the merry carols of 15th-century England. Enjoy hearing some old favorites and leave humming some new ones!