Our 2022 festive Christmas programme is a beautiful collection of music from the 16th century right up to the present day.

Capturing the joy and sincerity of the festive season, they contrast much-loved modern classics including Gabriel Jackson’s The Christ-child and Cecilia McDowall’s Brightest Star, with the gorgeous Renaissance sounds of Palestrina’s Videntes stellam Magi and Sheppard’s Reges Tharsis.

For fans of the more traditional, the programme has plenty on offer including favourites Past Three O’Clock and Angels, From the Realms of Glory.


  • Lassus

    Omnes de Saba

  • Traditional

    Angels from the Realms of Glory

  • Reena Esmail

    We look for you

  • James McCarthy

    Peaceful was the Night

  • Gabriel Jackson

    The Christ-child

  • Palestrina

    Videntes stellam magi

  • Peter Hayward

    The Christ-Child’s Lullaby

  • attrib. Byrd

    Reges Tharsis a5

  • Lassus

    Videntes stellam Magi

  • Traditional

    A Gallery Carol

  • Sheppard

    Reges Tharsis

  • Phillip A. Cooke

    There is No Rose

  • Britten

    A Boy was Born

  • Oliver Tarney

    The Wise Men and the Star

  • Cornelius

    The Three Kings

  • Traditional

    Past Three O’Clock

  • Traditional

    I Wonder as I Wander

  • Palestrina

    Magnificat quarti toni

  • Cecilia McDowall

    Brightest Star


  • The Sixteen
  • Harry Christophers conductor

Meet the Performers

Alexandra Kidgell


Meet the Performers

Alexandra Kidgell


Venue details

St David’s Hall

Box Office: 02920 878444

Situated in the heart of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, St David's Hall is the National Concert Hall and Conference Centre of Wales. With its wide range of live entertainment, conferences, participation workshops, two bars and a Gin Lounge, helpful staff and relaxing surroundings, St David's Hall is a building to be enjoyed throughout the year.

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