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Bright Day Star: Music for the Yuletide Season, Baltimore Consort
Marie Gullard, Baltimore Consort wassails Renaissance-style at Strathmore (Washington Examiner, December 18)
This concert being the last Christmas program on my calendar for the year, it is time to announce that the Ionarts Best Christmas Concert Award goes, for the second year in a row, to Anonymous 4 for its Noël: Carols and Chants for Christmas concert last week. Honorable mention goes to the beautiful concert by the Tallis Scholars and the Folger Consort at Georgetown, which was just as well performed but not as ingeniously programmed.