The Sixteen at Christmas: Saffron Hall

18 December 2020 6pm & 8.30pm Saffron Hall Saffron Walden Tickets: From £30(Booking Fees Apply)

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, Palestrina and Victoria, prefaced by haunting medieval plainsong, are presented alongside 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