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To coincide with the release of the choir’s new Christmas recording, A Very English Christmas, Tenebrae presents a new programme of Christmas music.

Revel in the yuletide spirit with this wonderful collection of repertoire that provides a musical breath of fresh air this Christmas, heralding the extraordinary talents of some of the most dedicated and less well-known individuals from English choral music alongside traditional carols and heart-warming festive favourites.

Alexander L’Estrange interviews Tenebrae Artistic Director, Nigel Short, in a free pre-concert talk at 18.45 in the St Pancras Room, Kings Place.


Chant Veni, Veni Emmanuel
Adrian Peacock Venite, Gaudete!
Jonathan Lane There is no Rose
Philip Ledger Adam Lay Ybounden
Simon Preston There Is No Rose
Peter Wishart Alleluya
Chant Puer Natus Est
William Byrd O Magnum Mysterium
Richard Pygott Quid petis, O fili?
Anon. Angelus ad Virginem
Peter Warlock I Saw a Fair Maiden
Trad. arr. Simon Preston I Saw Three Ships

– Interval –

Trad. arr. Philip Ledger On Christmas Night
Arnold Bax I Sing of a Maiden
Simon Preston On Christmas Day
Gustav Holst In the Bleak Midwinter
Alec Redshaw I Sing of a Maiden
Christopher Robinson Rejoice and be Merry
Richard Lloyd Love Came Down at Christmas
Richard Knight Come Rock his Cradle
Trad. arr. Jonathan Rathbone Silent Night
Peter Warlock Benedicamus Domino
Paul Edwards No Small Wonder
Will Todd My Lord Has Come
Alexander L’Estrange Hodie!
Trad. arr. Ian Humphris Twelve Days of Christmas