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A Very English Christmas

  • 13 December 2018
  • 8:00 pm
  • London, United Kingdom
A Very English Christmas

Revel in the Yuletide spirit with Tenebrae, the award-winning vocal ensemble under director Nigel Short, as they perform a wonderful collection of repertoire that provides a musical breath of fresh air this Christmas, featuring traditional carols, festive favourites and new pieces, all by English choral composers.

You can hear the choir’s trademark passion and precision on their Christmas recording, A Very English Christmas, which includes many of these lovely vocal works.


Plainchant  Rorate Ceoli (Advent Prose)

Peter Wishart Alleluya

Plainchant O Radix Jesse

Howells A Spotless Rose

Richard Rodney Bennett Five Carols: I – There is no rose

John Rutter There is a flower

Richard Rodney Bennett Five Carols: II – Out of your sleep

Plainchant O magnum mysterium

Jonathan Lane O magnum mysterium

Jonathan Lane Bethlehem Down

Plainchant Puer natus est

Richard Rodney Bennett Five Carols: III – That younge child

Howells Sing Lullaby

Richard Rodney Bennett Five Carols: IV – Sweet was the song

Richard Rodney Bennett Five Carols: V – Susanni


Peter Warlock Benedicamus Domino

Arnold Bax I Sing of a Maiden

John Tavener The Lamb

Howells Here is the little door

Gustav Holst In the Bleak Midwinter

Philip Adcliffe Mary walked through a wood of thorns

Francis Pott Balulalow

Richard Lloyd Love Came Down at Christmas

Jonathan Rathbone The Oxen

Pierpont arr. Ben Parry Jingle Bells

Gruber. arr. Jonathan Rathbone Silent Night

Trad. arr. Ian Humphris Twelve Days of Christmas

Venue & Address

Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG, England, United Kingdom


Nigel Short, Tenebrae