Temple Winter Festival 2017 – Choir of Merton College Oxford

Tuesday 12 December 2017 19:30

£10.00 — £30.00

Temple Winter Festival 2017

Tuesday 12 December 7.30pm
Temple Church
£30, £25, £20, £10

Choir of Merton College Oxford
Ben Nicholas director
Anthony Andrews reader
Alexander Little and Thomas Fetherstonhaugh organ

Esenvalds  O Emmanuel
Esenvalds  Magnificat 
Tabakova  Alma Redemptoris Mater
Howells  A Spotless Rose    
Britten  Hymn to the Virgin  
Harvey  The Annunciation
Victoria  O magnum mysterium
Mouton  Nesciens Mater
Lassus  Omnes de Saba venient
Interval
Trad. German arr. Robert Lucas de Pearsall  In dulci jubilo
Poston  Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree
Burton  Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Rutter  Dormi Jesu
Poulenc  Quem vidistis pastores dicite    
Bassi  Quem pastores    
Vaughan Williams  Fantasia on Christmas Carols

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Vaughan Williams brings together two of his greatest passions in the ‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’ – the festival of Christmas and the English folksong. And just as Vaughan Williams’ popular work brings something new to the beautiful folksong melodies, this sequence of motets and carols for Christmas contrasts more recent settings of traditional texts by some of the most exciting composers writing today with much-loved settings by Pearsall, Howells, Britten and Poulenc.

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The Temple Winter Festival is presented by Hazard Chase in association with the Temple Music Foundation.