Arcadia Players embraces
practice to illuminate
and invigorate the
great Western heritage
of vocal and
Charpentier's Midnight Mass for Christmas
Saturday, December 16, 2023, 7:30pm
Abbey Chapel, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Arcadia Players and Cantabile Vocal Ensemble, Andrew Arceci, director
Soloists: Hailey Fuqua, soprano
Jennifer Ashe, soprano
Christina English, mezzo-soprano
Zachary Fisher, tenor
Giovanni Spanu, baritone
Marc-Antoine Charpentier was one of the most important composers of the French Baroque. His glorious Messe de minuit pour Noël from 1694 is based on traditional French carols and makes for a joyous holiday celebration.
Special guest performers: the Amherst Regional High School Chorale, Todd Fruth conducting, singing seasonal music
Arcadia Players’ 2023-2024 concert season is made possible through the support of our patrons and donors,
by our media sponsor New England Public Media, and by the Cultural Councils of Amherst and South Hadley,
local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Arcadia Players is Ensemble-in-Residence at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies.