Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd



John Twiname GardnerWhen Christ was born of Mary free
Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaKyrie from Missa O magnum mysterium
Gustav HolstIn the Bleak Midwinter
Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaO solis ortu cardine
Christmas Carols TraditionalO Little Town of Bethlehem (arr. Vaughan Williams)
Tomas Luis de VictoriaMissa O magnum mysterium
Peter WarlockBethlehem Down
Morten LauridsenO magnum mysterium
Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaGloria from Missa O magnum mysterium
Christmas Carols TraditionalAngels from the realms of glory (arr. Jacques)
John IrelandThe Holy Boy
Charles IvesA Christmas Carol
Will ToddMy Lord has come
Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaMotet, O magnum mysterium
Phillips BrooksO Little Town of Bethlehem arr. Walford Davies
Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaMagnificat quarti toni



Programme Note

The Sixteen's ever-popular annual Christmas concert features much-loved works by Byrd, Lauridsen, Palestrina and Victoria.

The chant 'O Magnum Mysterium' is often recited at Mass on Christmas morning. The Sixteen explore how each of these composers has set it to music.

With carols for all including Peter Warlock's popular choral anthem Bethlehem Down, this is the perfect way to enter into the spirit of Christmas.

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