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3rd Annual Christmas at the Wildey

252 N. Main St., Edwardsville, IL 62025

  • Presented By: Opera Edwardsville
  • Dates: December 11, 2020
  • Location: Wildey Theatre
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: Price varies with sponsorship

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Join Opera Edwardsville for a very special concert as early music specialists arrive in Edwardsville from around the world to perform works of Praetorius, Purcell, Buxtehude, Bach, and Handel.

The musical program highlights music written around the religious observation and celebration of Christmas from the Renaissance and Baroque periods in Western Europe.

As part of their 2019 program, OE was proud to welcome legendary soprano Christine Brewer for a concert with 2019 Grammy Award-winner and pianist Craig Terry. For this concert, they welcome two titans of the early music world: Jory Vinikour and Nigel North, both amonst the most celebrated harpsichordists and theorbo players (respectively) in the world. Vinikour and North are joined by Allison Nyquist on violin, and Edwardsville-native and cellist, Stephanie Hunt.

Deborah Cachet and Jonathon Adams make their US debuts with Opera Edwardsville. Originally from Belgium, Cachet joins us on the Wildey Theatre stage from Paris, and Canadian Baritone, Jonathon Adams joins us from the Netherlands. OE is also extremely privileged to welcome Michaela Wolz, recent winner of the Metropolitan Opera Competition (2018).


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