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Mercury Celebrates Holiday Season With “A Mexican Baroque Christmas”

When you think of traditional holiday music, you might not think of Mexico. But the local chamber ensemble Mercury will highlight the sacred sounds of 17th-century Mexico with performances of A Mexican Baroque Christmas through Dec. 3. It’s part of the ensemble’s Neighborhood Concert Series. To learn more about the program – and to hear […]

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Chruch, Memorial area Mercury performs at one of four venues on its Neighborhood Concert Series // Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mercury’s websiteAlto Cecilia Duarte & Artistic Director Antoine Plante of Mercury at HPM, November 14, 2016 // Photo Credit: Antoine PlanteWhen you think of traditional holiday music, you might not think of Mexico. But the local chamber ensemble Mercury will highlight the sacred sounds of 17th-century Mexico with performances of A Mexican Baroque Christmas through Dec. 3.

It’s part of the ensemble’s Neighborhood Concert Series.

To learn more about the program – and to hear some of the music – Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu talked with alto Cecilia Duarte and artistic director Antoine Plante.

(At Right: Alto Cecilia Duarte and artistic director Antoine Plante of Mercury at Houston Public Media on Nov. 14, 2016. Photo: Antoine Plante)

(Above: Mercury performs at Houston’s Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church during one of its Neighborhood Concert Series shows. Photo Courtesy: mercuryhouston.org)

MORE: Catherine Lu’s Extended Conversation with Cecilia Duarte and Antoine Plante (Houston Public Media, Nov. 23, 2016)

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