The Sixteen at Christmas

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The Sixteen at Christmas

SJE Arts

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor

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.

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