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The Sixteen & Harry Christophers

& Harry Christophers

Programme includes:

Walton
Make we joy now in this fest

Trad.
The Saviour's Work (The Babe in Bethlem's manger laid)

Martin
Adam lay y-bounden

Poston
Jesus Christ the apple tree

Warlock
Corpus Christi carol

Holst
This have I done for my true love

Praetorius
Lo, how a rose e'er blooming

Burton
Balulalow

MacDowall
Of a Rose

Anon.
The Salutation Carol

Britten
A Ceremony of Carols

And medieval carols.

The Sixteen's programme for Christmas 2019 features Britten's hugely popular A Ceremony of Carols. This masterful and idiomatic work continues to be a staple fo the choral canon and is an example of Britten's genius. The rest of the programme combines the traditional medieval carol tunes upon which so much Christmas music has been based, contrasted with more modern delights including Warlock's Corpus Christi and Walton's festive Make we joy now in this fest.

Pre-concert talk 6.30pm presented by Chris de Souza
The Town Hall (FREE)

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