Chamber Choir

Christmas Concert

Monday 14 December 2015, 19:30 - 21:30
St James's Sussex Gdnsmap ]
Sussex Gardens
London W2 3UD

suggested donation £14

Orlando Chamber Choir
Will Dawes, director
Ben Bloor, organ

Orlando Chamber Choir presents a multi-faceted view of Christmas with varied settings of seasonal themes - including large-scale double-choir Renaissance compositions, subtle four-part 19th and 20th century interpretations, and even a contemporary choral glimpse of the glittering Christmas star. These vibrant musical tableaux will be interspersed with short Christmas readings and audience carols. To ease your singing we will serve wine and mince pies during the interval, which will be further enhanced by our traditional Christmas raffle.

Programme details

Puer natus in Bethlehem
David Willcocks (1919 - 2015)
O come, o come, Emmanuel
The Angel Gabriel
Francisco Guerrero (1528 - 1599)
Canite tuba
Samuel Scheidt (1587 - 1654)
A child is born in Bethlehem
Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983)
Here is the little door
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)
O little town of Bethlehem
John Ebenezer West (1863 - 1929)
See amid the winter's snow
John Rutter (1945 - )
Nativity carol
Matthew Martin (1976 - )
O rex gentium
David Willcocks (1919 - 2015)
The first Noel
John Ebenezer West (1863 - 1929)
Fantasy on two well-known Christmas carols (organ)
Giovanni Gabrieli (1554 - 1612)
Hodie Christus natus est
Arthur Mann (1850 - 1929)
Once in royal David's city
John Sheppard (1515 - 1558)
Verbum caro