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The Sixteen

Glory to the Christ Child

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Alan Bullard
Glory to the Christ Child
John Joubert
There is no rose
Trad. Old Basque
I saw a maiden
John Rutter
There is a flower
Trad.
Christmas Eve (The Lord at first did Adam make)
Costeley
Allons, gay bergeres
Lassus
La nuit froide et sombre
Trad. French
Quelle est cette odeur (arr. Kitson)
Poulenc
Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
Kim Porter
Christmas bringeth Jesus (Christmas Eve)
Howells
A spotless rose
Marco Galvani
On Christmas Morn (World Premiere)*
Trad.
Somerset Carol
Poulenc
Un soir de neige
Trad.
Past three o’clock
Palestrina
O magnum mysterium; Quen vidistis pastores?; Videntes stellam; Hodie Christus natus est
Bob Chilcott
Pilgrim Jesus

*Co-commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society and Classic FM for the 25th anniversary of Classic FM.

Performers

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers
conductor

The Sixteen’s 2017 Christmas programme is a beautifully festive collection of music from the 16th century right up to the present day.

Poulenc’s work is explored with his joyful Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël, an uplifting celebration of the events of the Christmas story, and the choir revisits his solemn and reflective Un soir de neige. If you are a fan of the more traditional, you can find such delights as Howells’ A spotless rose, and old favourites the Somerset Carol and Past three o’clock.

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2017-18.

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