Chamber Choir

To Bethlehem!

Music of Three Wise Men and a Shining Star

Thursday 15 December 2022, 19:30 - 21:30
St Katharine Creemap ]
86 Leadenhall Street
London EC3A 3BP

Orlando Chamber Choir
Lucy Goddard, director
Gavin Roberts, organ

Our world could do with a bright shining star to attract some good souls who bring wisdom and peace. We can only hope – and sing of those age-old wise men on their biblical journey to Bethlehem, where in a manger silently slumbered the symbol of heavenly harmony on earth. Our repertoire ranges through regions and time, and you can help spread word and music more widely by contributing to the audience carols! Let's sing the bright sound of that shining star and wish that wisdom and peace may soon follow.

When the wise men stop for a brief rest, there will be a raffle with wine and mince pies.


Jacobus Gallus (1550 - 1591)
Omnes de Saba venient
David Willcocks (1919 - 2015)
O come, all ye faithful
Jacobus Clemens non Papa (c.1510 - c.1555)
Magi veniunt ab oriente
Peter Cornelius (1824 - 1874)
The three kings
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 - 1621)
Ab oriente venerunt magi
Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)
In the bleak midwinter
Oliver Tarney (1984 - )
The wise men and the star
Orlando di Lasso (c.1532 - 1594)
Videntes stellam
Arthur Sullivan (1842 - 1900)
It came upon the midnight clear
Becky McGlade (1974 - )
Infant holy
Giovanni da Palestrina (c.1525 - 1594)
Stella quam viderant magi
Conrad Kocher (1786 - 1872)
As with gladness men of old
Cecilia McDowall (1951 - )
Lo! He slumbers in his manger
Malcolm Williamson (1931 - 2003)
This Christmas night
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)
O little town of Bethlehem