Staying at a Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast over the Christmas holidays always has a special magic. The villages and inns sparkle with fairy lights, warming fires crackle in the inns’ hearths, mulled wine is copiously flowing and unique Christmas gift ideas are to be found at every turn. This December the wondrous sounds and feel of Christmas on Cape Cod will be further amplified by the launching of the annual Brandenburg Concerts on the Lower Cape in Chatham. The Brandenburg Concerts have long been a staple of Christmas in New York with a performance every year at The Lincoln Centre by the Chamber Music Society, and that Christmas tradition is being picked up by Cape Cod.
Our good friend and fellow Cape Cod Inn owner, Jim Mellett, has been the driving force behind getting funding, venue and musicians in place to make his vision of bringing the beautiful Brandenburg Concertos to Cape Cod a reality. Congratulations from The Platinum Pebble for a successful conclusion to all your hard work!
The event will take place on 10th December at the first United Methodist Church in Chatham and we hope that this is the first of many years of “Brandenburg By The Sea”. The Brandenburg concertos are widely recognized as some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s greatest work although ironically it is probable that he himself never heard them performed live. The concertos were submitted as a type of job application (more impressive than any resume I ever cobbled together!) to the Margrave of Brandenburg that proved unsuccessful and they lay stored away unheard for a century.
If you can manage to make it to Chatham for the event and need a local Cape Cod Inn at which to stay please give us a call at The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn.