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Music & Art for Advent & Christmas: From the Middle Ages to Today

Enjoy the Advent and Christmas seasons as they are celebrated in some of the most beautiful music, art and sculpture created from the late Middle Ages onwards. Both vocal and instrumental music will be studied, including motets, masses, cantatas, symphonies, concertos and medieval carols. The artists will include the greats of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as a selection of outstanding modern artists. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of... [More]
$36 Limited inc GST
Music & Art for Advent & Christmas: From the Middle Ages to Today

<p>Enjoy the Advent and Christmas seasons as they are celebrated in some of the most beautiful music, art and sculpture created from the late Middle Ages onwards. Both vocal and instrumental music

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Christmas: A Historical Perspective

Christmas is a religious commemoration but it is also a social event with many traditions from various cultures woven into the Christmas fabric since the 4th century AD. The links with the ancient Roman pagan Saturnalia festivals are much debated. The banning of Christmas by Cromwell’s 10 military governors during the Interregnum in the 17th century is still of great interest to historians. SUGGESTED READING Joseph R Kelly, Origins of Christmas, Liturgical Press, 2004 Bruce Forbes,... [More]
$36 Limited inc GST
Christmas: A Historical Perspective

<p>Christmas is a religious commemoration but it is also a social event with many traditions from various cultures woven into the Christmas fabric since the 4th century AD. The links with the ancient

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Six Moving Christmas Stories

Dickens' Christmas Carol has become one of the world’s best-known stories of seasonal goodwill and personal transformation. But the season has inspired a number of other moving but less well-known short stories. In this short course we will read and enjoy and discuss six or more of these great stories, from several countries, looking at some common elements, some national and/or historic differences, and the moral lessons we can, or are intended to, take from them. You may wish to... [More]
$150 Limited inc GST / $135
Six Moving Christmas Stories

<p>Dickens' <em>Christmas Carol</em> has become one of the world’s best-known stories of seasonal goodwill and personal transformation. But the season has inspired a number of other moving but less

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