Nancy Barber (nlbarber) wrote,
Nancy Barber

Herod is back!

Just got the card in today's mail: the Atlanta Camerata is doing The Play of Herod this year, after taking a couple of years off. It's a Christmas traditon--they did it every year for about 15 years, before taking a break. The Play of Herod is actually a couple of medieval mystery plays put together, telling the Christmas story through the slaughter of the innocents and the flight into Egypt. They perform it all in Latin with subtitles, though my memory of the first time I saw it, pre-subtitles, it was more like the medieval peasants might have experienced it. Follow the actions, maybe some Latin words are familiar from the Mass, but mostly the singing just washed over you.

So, I gotta go. Brother and sister-in-law are busy on both dates, not that I have but one choice: I'm out of town until late on Dec. 10, so Dec. 11 is it. Must decide if I'm willing to go to St. Luke's on Peachtree alone--it's not the best part of town, having a large homeless population that can occasionally be bothersome. But there will be a crowd at Herod, so hopefully it won't be a problem I'll go ahead and make a reservation...
Tags: music

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