The Sixteen at Christmas: Cadogan Hall

23 December 2020 7.30pm This is an online programme Single episode ticket: £10 / Series ticket: £50 (6 programmes). Only one ticket needed per household

The culmination of our A Choral Odyssey series and our programme for Christmas 2020 weaves six centuries of choral masterpieces into a stunning celebration of music written for the voice. Works from the golden age of polyphony by Byrd, Lassus and Palestrina, prefaced by haunting medieval plainsong, are presented side-by-side with music by 20th century and living composers that, like Ord’s Adam lay ybounden, have already become an unmistakable and indispensable part of sound of Advent.


The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor


Traditional The truth from above
Will Todd My Lord has come
Palestrina Rorate caeli
Howard Skempton Adam lay ybounden
Byrd Rorate caeli
Traditional Gabriel’s message
Nicholas Allan Jesus’ Christmas Party
Bax Mater ora filium
plainsong Veni, veni Emmanuel
Jonathan Dove I am the Day
Traditional Wexford Carol
Lassus Laetentur caeli
Ord Adam lay ybounden
Byrd Laetentur caeli
Clement Clarke Moore The Night Before Christmas
Leontovich Carol of the Bells
Cecilia McDowall Now may we singen

*Please note, there are also a number of physical tickets for four socially distanced performances of this programme on 15 & 16 December at 5pm & 7.30pm. Tickets for these can be booked directly through the Cadogan Hall website – – or over the phone from the Cadogan Hall box office – 020 7730 4500.