St. Paul's Artists Series Presents Exulta Filia: A Candlelight Concert Friday

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
St. Paul’s Artist Series presents Exulta Filia: A Candlelight Concert featuring Hesperus on Friday
St. Paul’s Artist Series presents Exulta Filia: A Candlelight Concert featuring Hesperus on Friday

St. Paul’s Artist Series presents Exulta Filia: A Candlelight Concert featuring Hesperus, the  renowned early music ensemble, performing Renaissance, Baroque and traditional music for the Christmas season from England, France, Spain, Italy and the Americas. The concert takes place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (305 W. Seventh at Pine Street) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the St. Paul’s website and will also be sold at the door on the night of the concert. For more information, visit: http://www.stpaulschatt.org/concert-season/.

Review for Exulta Filia: A Candlelight Concert: 

Innovative, historically-informed and multi-cultural, Hesperus is acclaimed for performing a variety of programs with creative energy, technical assurance and a sense of fun that make connections  between the rich musical past and curious 21st century concertgoers. The St. Paul’s concert features Tina Chancey, Renaissance violin and viola da gamba; Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; and Daniel Swenberg, Renaissance lute and theorbo.

Describing the program, Tina Chancey, artistic director, comments, “Christmastide is a time of strong feelings, coming as it does near the winter solstice, an occasion of fear, faith and renewal all over the earth. This seasonal program reflects many different perspectives on Christmas, even within the Christian tradition. The English-language songs from Britain and America include traditional wassails and ballads. The Spanish Colonial works express a contemplative view of the nativity and a calm expectation of salvation. A selection of French noëls and musettes evoke the countryside through simple folk tunes set in high relief with creative bass lines and unexpected harmonies. The elegant Holborne pavans and galliards along with lively American fiddle tunes remind us that many cultures celebrate the season with dancing. Finally, two Baroque jewels, the centerpieces of our program, present contrasting expressions of faith: Hor ch’è Tempo is a somber anticipation of pain to come, while Exulta Filia is a joyful announcement of present happiness. The instrumental works act as decorations for the festivities, setting off the points of interest and cleansing the palate, while attracting attention in their own right. We love the beautiful, miraculous music created over the centuries to celebrate this season and hope Chattanooga audiences will as well.”


The Weeks Play Twice At Songbirds Friday And Saturday

CSCC Music Department Presents Holiday Concert

Caroline Cotter Plays At Charles And Myrtle's Saturday


The Weeks will have a double feature show, Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m., at Songbirds on the South Stage. Tickets are $12-$20 and available here . Review for The Weeks: High-energy, Rowdy, ... (click for more)

The Vocal Rhapsody Ensemble of Cleveland State Community College will present a concert celebrating the holiday season on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center. ... (click for more)

Caroline Cotter will perform at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse on Saturday at 8 p.m. The coffeehouse is inside Christ Unity Church at 105 McBrien Road. There is a $10 suggested donation at ... (click for more)


Entertainment

The Weeks Play Twice At Songbirds Friday And Saturday

The Weeks will have a double feature show, Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m., at Songbirds on the South Stage. Tickets are $12-$20 and available here . Review for The Weeks: High-energy, Rowdy, Raucous, Longhair Mississippi Glam Rock. That's the sound of Easy, The Week's long follow-up to their breakthrough album, Dear Bo Jackson. Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis — a place ... (click for more)

CSCC Music Department Presents Holiday Concert

The Vocal Rhapsody Ensemble of Cleveland State Community College will present a concert celebrating the holiday season on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center. The celebration will include many different styles and types of music. Some of the songs include “Rhythm of Rejoicing,” Christmas spiritual “Whisper, Whisper,” John Rutter’s “I Wish You ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Former Assessor, County Commissioner Bill Bennett Dies At 82; Was One Of Hamilton County's Most Popular Public Figures

Bill Bennett, who served Hamilton County as assessor of property and a member of the County Commission, has died at 82. One of Chattanooga's most popular public servants, his experiences in a two-room schoolhouse helped hone his career. He was one of six boys, along with one girl, born to Ernest and Mary Roberts Bennett on the Cumberland Plateau. Ernest Bennett farmed and ... (click for more)

County Jail Inmate Dies Early Friday Morning After Having Trouble Breathing

A 57-year-old inmate at the Hamilton County Jail died Friday morning after having difficulty breathing and being transported to a local hospital. He was identified as David Leonard Bulloch. The Sheriff's Office said, "At 3:30 a.m. , Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Corrections Division were made aware that an inmate was having difficulty breathing. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Bill Bennett Was One Of The Best Gentlemen In Politics - And Response (5)

In an era of political haughtiness and ego, we should recognize the life example of public service demonstrated by Hamilton County Assessor Bill Bennett. As I told my friend Bill many times, he and former Governor Winfield Dunn were the best “gentlemen” I knew in politics. He was kind, humble and honest. To honor his legacy, we should all try to carry ourselves a little more ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Christmas Sheep

There are a whole lot of reasons I ought to go to hell. It is by the saving grace of an Almighty God that I already have been assured of a place in heaven but, to be real honest, I think even my eternal Savior had reason for pause when it comes to my ‘Christmas Sheep Caper.’ I believe if you recognize a wrong and ask for God’s forgiveness, things work out. But I also believe my ... (click for more)