The Sixteen at Christmas: Cardiff

5 December 2021 3pm St David's Hall Cardiff Tickets: £20(Booking Fees Apply)

Our 2021 festive programme is centred around Bob Chilcott’s evocative and atmospheric double-choir O antiphons. Anticipating the coming of Christmas, they were traditionally sung before and after the Magnificat on the seven days preceding Christmas Eve.

Alongside this are two stunning settings of the Conditor – the hymn for advent – by Victoria and Guerrero, and our usual mix of traditional carols and festive favourites.

Performers

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor

Programme

Bob Chilcott Advent Antiphons
1. O Sapientia
2. O Adonai
Traditional Sans Day Carol
Alec Roth Song of the Shepherds
Traditional Deck the hall with boughs of holly
Murray The Rose of Bethlehem
Victoria Conditor alme siderum
Traditional The Holly and the Ivy
Bob Chilcott Advent Antiphons
3. O Radix Jesse
Arvo Pärt Magnificat
Bob Chilcott Advent Antiphons
4. O Clavis David
5. O Oriens
Traditional Carol of the Advent
Howells A Spotless Rose
Traditional Wassail Song
Bob Chilcott The Shepherd’s Carol
Guerrero Conditor alme siderum
Traditional Christmas Eve
Bob Chilcott Advent Antiphons
6. O Rex gentium
7. O Emmanuel
Victoria Magnificat primi toni a8