Vox Musica opens its eleventh season on December 17th, 18th and 20th with VOICES OF PEACE: A Vox Christmas, an authentic and masterful performance of literature from the Baroque period. At the heart of the program are two Italian masterpieces: Antonio Vivaldi’s Magnificat, and the premiere of a rare unpublished edition of Nicola Antonio Porpora’s In Te Domine, both accompanied by a period string ensemble and organ continuo. Not content with the sublime, we will also perform the heavenly and heart-rending In Nativitate Domini by Marc-Antoine Charpentier with cello and organ accompaniment. To top it off, our performance spaces will include a Tuesday evening performance at our current home of Beatnik Studios (Dec 20), a weekend performance at our first home, St. Pauls Episcopal Church (Dec 18), and will have the honor of performing in the recently completed Phelan Chapel at Jesuit High School (Dec 17). The Phelan Chapel has been designed with a muscular yet simple geometry – built with enduring materials and soaring ceilings that provide stunning acoustics. This three-concert project will feature guest soloist and will provide our patrons with a unique musical experience and one that makes a significant contribution to preservation of this amazing choral literature.