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O Magnum Mysterium

  • St John's church, Waterloo London SE1 8TY (map)

Tickets: £12 (‘earlybird’ discount until 8th December) / £15 | £10 (student/child concession)

Londinium's festive programme brings together the very best of choral music from the Renaissance and the present day. Recent works by some of Britain's finest choral composers - Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Matthew Martin, Gabriel Jackson, John McCabe, Cecilia McDowall, and Francis Pott - are heard alongside seasonal music by Byrd, Dering, Lassus, Palestrina, Praetorius, and Sweelinck. Completing this rich tapestry are rarities by Kenneth Leighton, and two modern classics: Giles Swayne's visceral Magnificat I and Morten Lauridsen's luscious O Magnum Mysterium.

Wine and mince pies will be served!

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Hodie Christus natus est
Matthew Martin: Adam Lay Ybounden
Hieronymus Praetorius: Surge, illuminare
Kenneth Leighton: Three Carols (1948)
Richard Dering: Quem vidistis, pastores?
John McCabe: I Sing of a Maiden
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Hodie Christus natus est
Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
- interval -
Cecilia McDowall: Of a Rose
Kenneth Leighton: Nativitie
William Byrd: Laetentur coeli
Francis Pott: A Hymn to the Virgin
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditse Devo
Cheryl Frances-Hoad: Bogoroditse Devo
Orlande de Lassus: Omnes de Saba venient
Gabriel Jackson: The Christ-child
Giles Swayne: Magnificat I