Ars Lyrica Houston presents Comfort & Joy
This festive holiday program includes seasonal favorites alongside seldom-heard gems of the Baroque era, all with abundant vocal and instrumental display. Scarlatti’s celebrated cantata, written for a festive 1711 Christmas Eve entertainment in Rome, proclaims a universal message of hope and expectation. Vivaldi’s most inventive psalm setting, along with a tuneful Telemann concerto and some lively French noëls, complete this multi-national holiday gift for the Ars Lyrica family.
Performers include Cecilia Duarte, mezzo-soprano, Camille Ortiz, soprano, and Colin St-Martin, traverso.