Lionheart shines at Metropolitan Museum of Art

The early-music vocal sextet Lionheart recently offered a program of Christmas music of 13th through 16th-century Italy in the Medieval Sculpture Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Allan Kozinn of has a review.

From the review:

The magic of Lionheart's programming is that the group can legitimately point to its musicological bona fides, yet instead of offering a chronological overview of its sources, which might have seemed dry, the singers moved comfortably back and forth among the centuries, arranging the works by topic: 'Virgin and Child,' 'The Angel's Message' and 'Adoration of the Magi,' among them.