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Mostly Motets celebrate Christmas music at St. Philip’s Church in New Hope

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in New Hope will host Mostly Motets for a free concert of Christmas music on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m.

Mostly Motets is a vocal ensemble made up of 11 musicians from the Yardley/Princeton area singing under the direction of Timothy Carpenter. The organization was founded in 1996 as a sight-singing group, but it quickly evolved into a performing chamber choir with several concert engagements each year.

Many of the singers of Mostly Motets are former or current members of Princeton Pro Musica. Others have sung with the Princeton Opera Association, Westminster Choir, the Pearson Ensemble and various church and community choirs.

Mostly Motets’ ever-expanding repertoire includes a wide range of secular and sacred music dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. Most works are sung a capella, or without instrumental accompaniment. However, the group has performed with ensembles of ancient string or wind instruments, with harpsichord or organ accompaniment, and with the Newtown
Chamber Orchestra.

All are welcome. A voluntary offering will be taken for the outreach of St. Philip’s Church.

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church is located at 10 Chapel Road New Hope.

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