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Concert presents a Mediterranean Christmas

LA JOLLA — The San Diego Early Music Society will present Boston Camerata “A Mediterranean Christmas” at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at St. James by-the-Sea, 743 Prospect Street,.
The society is proud to present this holiday performance by one of America’s oldest early music ensembles, the Boston Camerata, assisted by the Sharq Arab-American Ensemble. Tickets are $35 for regular admission and $10 for students.
The program will include the Christmas narrative in Spanish, retold using songs, chants, and instrumental pieces from the countries of the Mediterranean basin: Spain, Italy, and Southern France in Europe, and also North Africa and the Holy Land. Works will be drawn from Medieval manuscripts and more recent, though still archaic, folklore and oral traditions.
Some unusual Middle Eastern instruments such as the riqq, tar, and darabuka will be played. Director Anne Azema will lead singers and instrumentalists in a rich Medieval multi-cultural feast.
For information and reservations, call (619) 291-8246