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


St James' Church
Sussex Gardens

W2 3UD


William ByrdVigilate
Giles SwayneThere is no rose
Benjamin BrittenA Hymn to the Virgin
Kenneth LeightonNativitie
Thomas TallisO Nata Lux
James MacmillanStrathclyde Motets: O Radiant Dawn
Philip MooreSalutatio Angelica
~ Interval ~
Orlande de LassusResonet in laudibus
Bob ChilcottThe Bird of Dawning
Kenneth LeightonThe Seven Joys of Mary
Michael PraetoriusIn dulci jubilo a8
Kenneth LeightonLully, lulla, thou little tiny child
Michael PraetoriusEin Kind geborn zu Bethlehem
Kenneth LeightonSleep, Holy Babe
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsWassail Song
Walford DaviesChristmas is Coming
Naji HakimNoël


Andrew Griffiths – Conductor


Programme Note

Londinium's festive programme celebrates the new light and hope of Christmas in an invigorating mix of seasonal favourites and lesser-known gems.

Alongside classic carols by Britten, Vaughan Williams and Walford Davies, we perform highly contrasting recent works by James MacMillan, Giles Swayne, Bob Chilcott and Naji Hakim, and superb Renaissance motets by Byrd, Tallis and Lassus. Highlights include Philip Moore's radiant setting of the Angelus text Salutatio Angelica for double choir, Kenneth Leighton's inexplicably neglected Nativitie, and joyful music by Michael Praetorius in his anniversary year.

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