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Milton Court
Silk St



William ByrdMass for Four Voices
William ByrdGreat Service: Magnificat; Nunc dimittis
Orlando GibbonsThis is the record of John
Orlando GibbonsSee, see the Word is incarnate
Thomas TallisVidete miraculum
Henry Fleetwood SheppardVerbum caro


Jeffrey Skidmore – Conductor

Ex Cathedra

Programme Note

Ex Cathedra return to Milton Court to celebrate Christmas with a selection of period choral pieces, featuring works from William Byrd's immaculate repertoire.

Yuletide in the Elizabethan era was a time of profound spirituality as well as celebration – and composers such as Byrd, Gibbons and Tallis composed some of the most timeless sacred music ever created in these islands. This programme explores the grandeur, emotion and deep beauty that lay at the heart of Christmas festivities at the court of Elizabeth I. 

'Brilliantly virtuosic and commited' The Telegraph

An Elizabethan Christmas

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