Praetorius Christmas Vespers

with The Toronto Chamber Choir

Praetorius Christmas Vespers

This recording recreates a Christmas Vespers service as it might have sounded in a large north European church in the early 17th century. The rich sound of the organ, delicate tones of the recorder, and soaring voices combine to create an unforgettable experience.

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The Toronto Consort is a world-class group that has been turning out excellent early music performances and recordings for decades, and this entire production measures up to the ensemble’s very high standards. From the opening hymn, we’re drawn in by the grandeur and resoluteness of the melody, the richness of the harmony, and the full-bodied sound of choir, strings, and organ. Throughout, these fine musicians and the excellent musical selections compel our attention.David Vernier,