7:30 pm19:30

A Light in the Darkness

  • St Mary-at-Hill church

Tickets: Earlybird discount £12 (£15 from 12th December) / Student concession £10


Londinium's 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.

Felix Mendelssohn: Im Advent
James MacMillan: O Radiant Dawn
Heinrich Schütz: Tröstet, Tröstet mein Volk
Thea Musgrave: Hear The Voice of the Bard
William Byrd: Vigilate
Cecilia McDowall: O Oriens
Johannes Brahms: O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf
John Sheppard: Verbum caro factus est
Felix Mendelssohn: Weihnachtnen
Francis Poulenc: Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
Jean Mouton: Nesciens Mater
Orlande de Lassus: Resonet in laudibus
John Ireland: The Holy Boy
Arnold Schoenberg: Friede auf Erden