“Noel Noel: A French Christmas,” one of the Boston Camerata’s best-loved holiday programs, is returning to the Boston area after an absence of nearly a decade.

Under French-born Anne Azéma’s direction, the reknowned early music ensemble once again performs favorite holiday works from the Middle Ages to the early Baroque. Included will be magnificent music from the Beauvais Cathedral, the countrysides of Poitou and Provence, the chapels of Burgundy, and, of course, the festive places of Renaissance Paris.

Camerata’s superb lineup of vocal soloists will be augmented by an ensemble of early wind instruments — cornets, shawms, sackbuts, and recorders. “Wait til you hear our wind band,” remarks Anne Azéma. “They are guaranteed to bring a gust of holiday joy.”

Previous Camerata concerts this year have been sellouts, so concertgoers are advised to book early. Dates and venues are:


December 19, First Church, Cambridge, MA

December 20, Hancock United Church of Christ, Lexington, MA

December 21, First Parish Church, Newbury, MA

All concerts are at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased on the web.
Further information at: 617 262 2092