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A Very English Christmas

20th Anniversary Tour
A Very English Christmas

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, Emmanuel
Joanna Forbes L’Estrange – O Antiphon Carol
Gregorian Chant – O radix Jesse chant
Herbert Howells – A Spotless Rose
Christmas carol – There is no rose
Joanna Marsh – In Winter’s House
Edward Naylor – Vox dicentis: Clama
Anton Bruckner – Virga Jesse
Peter Wishart – Alleluia

arr. Pearsal – In dulci jubilo
Elizabeth Poston – The Apple Tree
June Collin – The Quiet Heart
Jan Sweelinck – Hodie Christus natus est
arr. Nigel Short – Quem pastores
Peter Warlock – Benedicamus Domino
Christopher Robinson – Rejoice and be merry
Joseph Phibbs – Sleep, my pretty one, sleep
Franz Gruber – Silent Night (arr. Jonathan Rathbone)
Christmas carol – Twelve days of Christmas (arr. Ian Humphris)
Christmas carol – We wish you a merry Christmas (arr. Nigel Short)

Venue & Address

Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, Hill 140, Eindhoven, 5611 DK , Netherlands


Nigel Short, Tenebrae