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PRESS RELEASE: FELIZ NAVIDAD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


CELEBRATE A FELIZ NAVIDAD WITH HOLIDAY MUSIC FROM SPAIN AND LATIN AMERICA SPANNING INDIGENOUS AND HISPANIC CULTURES ACROSS THE CENTURIES


This family-friendly event offers food and entertainment in authentic Medieval and Renaissance style with special guest performers, storytellers, jugglers, and more


MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (November 14, 2023) – Montclair Early Music (MEM), a nonprofit organization of amateur and professional musicians who seek to provide opportunities for all people to play music together, announced today that it will present its winter holiday concert, “Feliz Navidad: Holiday Music from Spain and Latin America through the Centuries,” beginning at 3 p.m., on Sunday, December 3, 2023, at The Episcopal Church of St. James, 581 Valley Road, in Upper Montclair.


Open to the public for a suggested donation, the family-friendly concert – performed by an ensemble of professional and amateur instrumentalists and singers – takes attendees through the music, dance and holiday customs of Spain and the Americas during the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The audience will be invited to join in the singing of Christmas carols.


Tickets to the event can be purchased in advance at www.feliz-navidad.eventbrite.com. Admission includes the concert, which features music played on period instruments, a traditional dance performance, juggling and storytelling to entertain all ages, and a reception that includes Spanish delicacies. Donations support MEM’s important work to provide music education for all.


“Montclair Early Music is pleased to bring history to life through seasonal music, dance and storytelling with this year’s concert celebrating the rich cultures of Hispanic and Latin American peoples over the centuries.” - Julienne Pape, founder of Montclair Early Music. 

This season’s concert features the talents of renowned musical artists including:


  • John Milan, playing the gaita galega (Galician bagpipe), along with dancers performing a traditional Spanish dance, the Muiñeira

  • Soprano soloist and liturgical cantor Louisa Valentín performing with vocal and instrumental ensembles


Media Contact: Brian Brewer, Advancement Director


Montclair Early Music

153 Park Street

Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: 845-943-0610


© 2024 Montclair Early Music

​A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization


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