Florida Pro Musica presents TWO December concerts

December 6, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. – Gregorian Chant IX

Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. – A Renaissance Christmas

Florida Pro Musica presents its ninth annual Gregorian Chant concert at Sacred Heart Catholic Church: Mass for the Third Sunday of Advent. Presented in concert form and sung in Latin by a schola of seven men, the program recreates a chanted mass as it might have sounded 1,000 years ago.  Appropriate lessons of the day are read in English by a member of the schola. These concerts have become a tradition in the Tampa Bay area, drawing capacity crowds.  Join us in celebrating the Advent Season at Sacred Heart Church. The concert begins promptly at 4:00 p.m., and seating takes place from 3:30-3:55.  Tickets are $10, and are available at the door or online at www.FloridaProMusica.com.

~ Where:                    Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 509 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL

~ When:                      Sunday, December 11 at 4:00 p.m.

~ Cost:                        $10, available at the door or online at www.FloridaProMusica.com

~ Information:           Visit www.FloridaProMusica.com or call (813) 494-4709


 On Saturday, December 17, Florida Pro Musica, directed by Larry Kent, makes its first concert appearance at Saint John Greek Orthodox Church, featuring a cappella music of the season from Medieval and Renaissance Europe. The concert will include some familiar works such as Lully, lulla (English, 15th century), Riu riu chiu (Spanish, 14th century), Victoria’s O magnum mysterium, and Michael Praetorius’ lovely Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, how a rose).  Listeners familiar with the Greek Orthodox tradition will also recognize settings of ancient Greek melodies.  Enjoy a special guest performance by the esteemed Chamber Chorus from Tampa Preparatory School, directed by Andrew Hoy.

Join us at Saint John Greek Orthodox Church for this one-hour evening concert, followed by a reception to meet the musicians.  The concert is at 7:00 p.m.  A freewill offering will be accepted, to benefit St. John and Florida Pro Musica.  Seating is limited, and is first-come, first-served.

~ Where:                    St. John Greek Orthodox Church, 2418 West Swann Avenue, Tampa, FL

~ When:                      Saturday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m.

~ Cost:                        Freewill donations accepted

~ Information:           Visit www.FloridaProMusica.com or call (813) 494-4709.