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In the run-up to Christmas, the British choir Tenebrae presents a quintessentially English Advent program in which traditional Christmas carols and contemporary repertoire alternate. Classics such as In dulci jubilo and The Twelve Days of Christmas can be heard alongside new work by Joseph Phibbs and Joanna Marsh.


Adrian Peacock – Veni veni
Joanna Forbes L’Estrange – O Antiphon Carol
Plainchant – O radix Jesse chant
Howells – A Spotless Rose
Anon – There is no rose
Joanna Marsh – In Winter’s House
Naylor – Vox dicentis
Bruckner – Virga Jesse
Wishart – Alleluia


Arr. Pearsal – In dulci jubilo
Elizabeth Poston – The Apple Tree
June Collin – The Quiet Heart
Sweelinck Hodie – Christus natus est
Arr. Short – Quem Pastores
Warlock – Benedicamus Domino
Christopher Robinson – Rejoice and be merry
Joseph Phibbs – Sleep, my pretty one, sleep
Gruber arr. Rathbone – Silent Night
Arr. Humphris – Twelve Days of Christmas
Arr. Short – We wish you a merry Christmas


Nigel Short, Tenebrae