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St Mary-at-Hill Church
Lovat Lane



Felix MendelssohnIm Advent, Op.79 no.5
James MacMillanStrathclyde Motets: O Radiant Dawn
Heinrich SchützTröstet, tröstet mein Volk, SWV 382
Thea MusgraveHear the voice of the Bard
William ByrdVigilate
Cecilia McDowallO Oriens
Johannes BrahmsO Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf, Op.74, No.2
John SheppardVerbum caro
~ Interval ~
Felix MendelssohnFrohlocket ihr Völker auf Erden, Op.79 no.2
Francis Poulenc4 Motets pour le temps de Noël, FP 152
Jean MoutonNesciens mater virgo virum
Orlande de LassusResonet in laudibus
John IrelandThe Holy Boy
Arnold SchoenbergFriede auf Erden, Op.13


Andrew Griffiths – Conductor


Programme Note

A festive programme traces the journey from Old Testament prophecy to the events of the Nativity in a superb selection of a cappella repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. Highlights include Poulenc's lyrical Four Christmas Motets, music by Brahms, Byrd, Lassus, Mendelssohn, Mouton and Schütz, and, from our own time, works by James MacMillan and Cecilia McDowall. Our programme closes with a rare performance of Schoenberg's glorious early masterpiece Friede auf Erden: an unforgettable, sumptuously-scored clarion call for harmony and brotherhood in a fractured world.

Londinium is one of London's most versatile chamber choirs, noted for its vibrant performances of unusual a cappella repertoire. Diverse and innovative programmes bring together works from different periods and traditions to thrilling effect, in performances which have consistently won critical acclaim.

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