an early carol singalong
The annual Jouyssance Singalong has become a beloved tradition. You're invited this year to become the choir in an evening of "ancient" carols both familiar and rare. A reception with Wassail and other holiday traditions will follow. In order to ensure that all singers have the proper scores, all participants must register by Friday, December 8. Registration link coming soon!
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Phillip the Apostle Church
151 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena
An international twelfth night
Continuing its long tradition of honoring the Magi, Jouyssance will travel to three continents as it performs Medieval and Renaissance music of the holiday season. From Praetorius and Fayrfax to Zespedes and Victoria, in tongues ranging from Nahuatl to merry olde English, Jouyssance will present a most multicultural celebration.
welcome to all pleasures!
Last season's collaboration with Los Angeles Baroque on Carissimi's Jephte was a smashing success. This season, LAB and Jouyssance will present Henry Purcell's Welcome to all Pleasures!, the composer's "other" Ode to St. Cecilia. Orlando Gibbons' Cries of London and several other works of the British Isles will round out the program.
Palestrina: master of all
Praised and imitated by his contemporaries and revered throughout the centuries, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina crafted some of the greatest a capella music of all time. Jouyssance devotes an entire concert to this contrapuntal master, presenting not only his most beloved motets, but also the sumptuous Missa L'homme armé à 5. Although he is long associated with the Catholic Church, Palestrina had a rarely seen secular side, which Jouyssance will explore with a selection of his madrigals.
$25 General Admission
$20 Seniors / SCEMS members
Available at the door or in advance.