“Yuletide Revels” at Trinity

Yuletide Revels” at Trinity

Start the holiday season right with the Annual Yuletide Revels on Saturday, December 1, beginning at 5:00 pm. Trinity Episcopal Church in Bethlehem once again co-sponsors this evening with Moravian College’s Undergraduate Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

This year, the featured performance will be by medieval music group TREFOIL, a trio of modern minstrels. Titled Cristo è nato: Lauding the Nativity in Medieval Florence”, the evening’s program celebrates the ancient themes of the Christmas season — Advent, Nativity, and Epiphany – with carols, mass movements, narrative poems, and songs of praise and prayer, all arranged for lute, psaltery, voices, and medieval harps.

The festivities continue following the performance with a wildly extravagant reception with traditional Yuletide tomfoolery: a Boar’s Head in Procession (no boars were injured!), flaming Christmas pudding, wassail, ginger cake, and other traditional Yule treats.

The concert benefits Trinity’s Soup Kitchen, where over 30,000 meals are served for the needy each year.

Donation is $15.00. Tickets available at the door only.

For more information contact millard@trinitybeth.org, (610) 867-4741.

Trefoil capture

The members of TREFOIL have long been active in early music, with experience in such ensembles as Les Arts Florissants, Pomerium, Concert Royal, Parthenia, Piffaro, Clarion Music Society, and Early Music New York. The group has appeared in concerts and masterclasses at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cloisters, Temple University, Duke University, Vassar, Smith, and Middlebury Colleges, West Chester University, Franklin and Marshall College, Boston College, the Museum Series of Providence, the Currier Museum of Art, Miami Bach Festival, the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, the Connecticut, Amherst, Madison, and Washington Early Music Festivals, and the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo. TREFOIL has performed in collaboration with the Newberry and Folger Consorts as well as the renaissance band Piffaro.

Trefoil is:
Drew Minter, countertenor and harp
Mark Rimple, countertenor, lute, psaltery
Marcia Young, soprano and harp

Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 E. Market St., Bethlehem, PA 18018