Our 2023 Christmas programme takes its inspiration from the story at the heart of the season: the nativity. Traditional and modern arrangements of festive favourites, including A Boy was Born in Bethlehem, and There is no rose, mix with the medieval sounds of Hildegard of Bingen and the familiar Renaissance voices of Sheppard, Lobo and Byrd.

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  • Von Bingen

    O virtus sapientiae

  • Lobo

    Hodie nobis caelorum Rex

  • Caswell

    See, amid the winter’s snow

  • Joubert

    There is no rose

  • Traditional (arr. Rontgen)

    A child is born in Bethlehem

  • Davies

    A boy is born in Bethlehem

  • Traditional

    Saint Thomas honour we

  • Lobo

    Verbum caro

  • Traditional (arr. Willcocks)

    Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

  • Lauridsen

    O magnum mysterium

  • Von Bingen

    O quam magnum miraculum

  • Lobo

    O magnum mysterium

  • Traditional

    Letare, Cantuaria

  • Rizza

    O Sapientia

  • Kelly

    There is no rose of such virtue

  • Scheidt

    Puer natus in Bethlehem

  • Byrd

    This day Christ was born

  • Traditional

    It came upon the midnight clear

  • Sheppard

    Verbum caro

  • Treseder

    Tomorrow shall be my dancing day


  • The Sixteen
  • Harry Christophers conductor

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