...and the Pastyme Consort

Puer Natus! (A Child is Born)

Madregalia!! is back! Please come join us for our annual Christmas concert on Friday, January 6, 2023 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Monterey. We will be presenting early music for Christmas and the New Year from the old and new worlds. The Pastyme Consort will be featured as well, with a full complement on instruments including sackbuts, violins, viols and recorders.

Suggested donation $20. Students Free.

The videos of the concert are on YouTube. Click here for the playlist!

Featured Guest Artists:

Elizabeth Gaver, violin

Elizabeth is a well known recording artist, having a long term core member of the internationally acclaimed ensemble Sequentia. A former resident of the Monterey Peninsula, she now lives in Norway, where she has performed and recorded with Modus, Pro Musica Antiqua Oslo, Barokkanerne, and The Norwegian Baroque Orchestra.

She and Penny Hanna play an annual New Year's Day concert at the Cherry Foundation as part of the Cherry Trio.

Penny Hanna, treble and bass viol

Penny is one of the preeminent viola da gamba players on the central coast. Based in the Santa Cruz area, she has been very active in the music scene ancient and modern. She has participated in master classes with Wieland Kuijken, Jerome Hantai, John Dornenburg, Mary Springfels and Jordi Savall, plus concerts with the Antiquarian Funks, the California Gamba Consort, WAVE Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble, Madregalia, and The Cherry Trio with Elizabeth Gaver.

Suzanne Mudge, sackbut

Suzanne is the Executive Director of Youth Music Monterey and has coached the YMM Brass Ensemble since 2015. She served as Director of Community Engagement for the Carmel Bach Festival from 2015-2019 and has been a performer at the CBF for over 30 years. In addition to playing trombone and sackbut in the festival orchestra and directing Tower Music and community outreach concerts, Sue creates and scripts the The Epic Adventures of Leonard and Rasmus, a family series of interactive and educational concerts. Sue will be joined by Santa Cruz sackbut players Michael Cushing and John Thomas.

Our Program:

  • Christmas Hymn (A Virgin Unspotted): American Traditional

  • Puer natus in Bethlehem: M. Praetorius

  • Also hat Gott: Schütz:

  • Resonet in laudibus a 7: M. Praetorius

  • Gloria and Sanctus from the Missa Ego Flos Campi: Padilla

  • Lullaby: Byrd

  • Laudate Dominum: Monteverdi

  • Magnificat SWV 468: Schütz

  • The Old Year Now Away has Fled: Traditional

Prior Concerts

For the programs of our prior concerts, please take a look at our Repertory page