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The Choir of Westminster Abbey

Repertoire

Byrd
Vigilate
Tallis
Videte miraculum
Sheppard
Verbum caro factum est
Byrd
Magnificat (Great Service)
Bull
Almighty God, which by the leading of a star
Gibbons
See, see, the Word is incarnate
~ Interval ~
Poulenc
Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
Howells
A spotless rose
Matthew Martin
Dormi Jesu
Head
The road to Bethlehem
Gardner
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Trad.
The holly and the Ivy (arr. Walford Davies)
John Rutter
What sweeter music; Sans Day Carol
Parry
Welcome, Yule!

Performers

James O’Donnell
conductor
Daniel Cook
organ/piano

The Choir of Westminster Abbey is renowned as one of the finest choirs of its type. Famous throughout the world for its performances at the great state and Royal occasions which take place in the Abbey, the Choir also undertakes an extensive programme of concerts, broadcasts and recordings, in addition to singing the daily choral services.

In this rare London performance away from the Abbey, the Choir presents a rich and varied selection of Christmas music, from Renaissance masterpieces by Byrd, Gibbons and Tallis to contemporary carols by Matthew Martin and John Rutter. The centrepiece of the programme is Poulenc’s exquisite set of miniatures depicting scenes from the Nativity story, Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël.

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