The Sixteen - A Christmas Carol | University of Oxford

The Sixteen - A Christmas Carol

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19:45 - 21:45
St John the Evangelist Church
109A Iffley Road
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£40 - £15, £5 reduction for students. £55 dinner & concert ticket also available.
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Booking required

Centred on the chant ‘O Magnum Mysterium’, often recited at Mass on Christmas morning, next season’s tour features much-loved works by Byrd, Lauridsen, Palestrina and Victoria exploring how each of these composers has set the chant to music. Palestrina’s six-part motet expresses the joy and awe felt by the shepherds as they celebrated Christ’s birth, while Lauridsen’s deeply spiritual piece is described by him as ‘a quiet song of profound inner joy.’ Alongside these, the group will perform John Ireland’s wistful carol The Holy Boy, Will Todd’s expressive and heartfelt My Lord has Come and Walford Davies’ setting O Little Town of Bethlehem. With carols for all and Peter Warlock’s popular Bethlehem Down, this will be the perfect way to enter into the spirit of Christmas.