CANCELLED: A Rose is Blooming

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CANCELLED: A Rose is Blooming

Time & Location

10 Dec 2021, 19:30 – 20:30
Exeter College Chapel, Turl St, Oxford OX1 3DP, UK

About The Event

Update: Due to the developing situation regarding the omicron variant, this concert is unfortunately cancelled. All tickets will be fully refunded. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

The Choir of Exeter College, Oxford presents a festival of carols for Christmas and Advent, including favourites by Britten, Victoria, and Poulenc alongside rarely-performed gems by Amy Beach, Nathaniel Dett, Imogen Holst, J.M. Nunes Garcia, and more.

Update on 8 December: Following the Government's introduction of 'Plan B', the concert will proceed as planned, but face coverings for audience members are now required (unless medically exempt). We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

Programme:

INTRODUCTION

Hubert Parry: Welcome, yule

PART I: WHENCE COMETH MY HELP

Edward Bairstow: Let all mortal flesh keep silence

James MacMillan: O radiant dawn

Imogen Holst: A Hymne to Christ

Amy Beach: I will lift up mine eyes

PART II: A ROSE OF SWYCH VERTU

15th c. anonymous: Ther is no rose of swych vertu

José Maurício Nunes Garcia: Magnificat in D

Benjamin Britten: Hymn to the Virgin

Robert Nathaniel Dett: Ave Maria

Pause

PART III: SPEAK, SHEPHERDS

Tomás Luis de Victoria: O magnum mysterium

Rafaella Aleotti: Angelus ad pastores ait

Francis Poulenc: Quem vidistis

PART IV: A ROSE IS BLOOMING

Hugo Distler: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

Pavel Chesnokov: Spaséñiye sodélal

Elizabeth Stirling: Sleep, baby, sleep

Gustav Holst: Nunc dimittis

Run time: approximately 60 minutes

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