God Is in the Music

Christmas_Tree_Creche.jpgBy FRED KIRSHNIT [NY Sun 20 December 2005]
One of the many unsolicited press releases that I received this month reassured me that although their client’s concert had the word “Christmas” in its title, the event itself was completely devoid of religious content and therefore suitable for the entire family. This missive was quickly filed where it belonged,but piqued my thirst for a good, old-fashioned Christmas concert combining the sacred and the festive. On Sunday night, at the Metropolitan Museum, that particular itch was scratched.