It's only a week until Christmas, and time again to listen to Praesepe, the beautiful choral piece Villa-Lobos wrote in 1952. Praesepe is based upon a medieval poem about the Nativity. For more information, and to hear the piece as performed by the Corydon Singers, go to A Villa-Lobos Christmas Gift.
Or, if you'll be in St. Louis over the holidays, catch the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus concert "A Latin-American Christmas", at St. Francis De Sales Church, on December 23, 2001. Also featured in this concert is the Gloria from VL's great Missa Sao Sebastiao. Thanks to Philip Barnes, Artistic Director of the SLCC, for this information. Check out the Chorus' excellent website as well.