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The Sixteen

The Virgin Mother and Child


Puer natus
Thomas Tallis
Gloria (from Mass Puer Natus)
John Tavener
The Lamb
Boris Ord
Adam lay ybounden
Rejoice and be merry (Gallery Carol)
James MacMillan
O Radiant Dawn
Gabriel Jackson
The Christ-child
William Byrd
Ave Maria
Nesciens mater
Walter Lambe
Nesciens mater
~ Interval ~
Thomas Tallis
Videte miraculum
Howard Skempton
Adam lay ybounden
Richard Pygott
Quid petis, O fili?
A child is born in Bethlehem (Dutch Carol)
John Tavener
O, do not move (a miniature Ikon of the Nativity)
Alec Roth
Song of the Shepherds
Peter Phillips
O beatum et sacrosanctum diem
Robert Parsons
Ave Maria

Focusing on the relationship between the Virgin Mother and Child, this year’s programme contrasts the serene and beautiful sounds of early Renaissance polyphony with the dramatic intensity of music by some of today’s most admired composers.

The evening will open with the Gloria from Tallis’s magnificent seven-part Christmas Mass Puer natus est, followed by Tavener’s haunting The Lamb – a piece he claimed came to him ‘fully formed, so all I had to do was write it down’ (Tavener, 1982).

Like Tavener and many of the composers featured in this programme, James MacMillan’s music is deeply rooted in the Catholic faith; his piece O Radiant Dawn compares Christ’s bringing of light and eternal life to the brilliant rising sun.

With a selection of traditional and modern carols including Gabriel Jackson’s luscious The Christ Child, this programme will provide a peaceful antidote to the pre-Christmas rush!

Part of Christmas at Cadogan 2015

Handel’s Messiah

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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London Chamber Orchestra

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Roddy Frame in concert

A special, solo acoustic Christmas show of hits from Roddy's back catalogue combined with songs from his acclaimed solo albums.

Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

A Christmas concert with music by Frescobaldi and Victoria, a motet by J.C.F. Bach, a selection of Christmas carols, and Vaughan Williams' magical Fantasia on Christmas Carols.

Crash Bang Wallop! Family Concert

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Paddington Bear’s First Concert

The charming score of Paddington Bear's First Concert, and Roald Dahl's take on the classic Jack and the Beanstalk tale, performed by a full symphony orchestra and narrator.

The Snowman & Peter and the Wolf

A Christmas treat for the whole family - a giant screening of The Snowman with the original score played live by the Mozart Symphony Orchestra, and Prokofiev's chilling tale of bravery.

Christmas From Sweden

An evening of warmth and charm with soprano Miah Persson and Camerata Nordica who perform Swedish Christmas rarities and timeless classics from the Baroque and Romantic eras.

Ticket Information *

Tickets: £45 (premium seats), £36, £28, £20, £16
ENCORE Members and Sixteen Patrons: 10% off

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