The Sixteen at Christmas: Gateshead

6 December 2019 7.30pm The Sage Tickets: £20 - £30(Booking Fees Apply)

Our programme for Christmas 2019 features Britten’s hugely popular A Ceremony of Carols. This masterful and idiomatic work continues to be a staple of the choral canon and is an example of Britten’s genius. The rest of the programme combines the traditional medieval carol tunes upon which so much Christmas music has been based, contrasted with more modern delights including Warlock’s Corpus Christi and Walton’s festive Make we joy now in this fest.

Performers

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor
Frances Kelly harp

Programme

Walton Make we joy now in this fest
Matthew Martin Adam lay ybounden
Poston Jesus Christ the apple tree
Warlock Corpus Christi
Holst This have I done for my true love
Praetorius arr. Jan Sandström Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
James Burton Balulalow
Cecilia McDowall Of a Rose
Britten A Ceremony of Carols
Medieval and traditional carols Nowell, nowell: Out of your sleep; Sweet was the song; Nowell, nowell: In Bethlehem; The Saviour’s Work; There is no rose; Angelus ad virginem; Make we joy; The Salutation Carol

Britten A Ceremony of Carols

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