Of one that is so fair and bright

When

19/12/2017    
7:30 pm

Where

St John's, Smith Square
Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

Event Type

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Graham Ross | conductor
Eleanor Carter | organ
Of one that is so fair and bright
The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and their director Graham Ross present a sumptuous Christmas programme in praise of the Virgin Mary and the coming of the light.  Renaissance masterpieces, including Tallis’s sublime ‘Videte miraculum’ and Hieronymus Praetorius’s Christmas Magnificat (performed with its original interpolated carols) sit alongside more recent seasonal works, including much-loved motets by Howells, Britten, Tavener, and Rutter, two world premières by Joshua Pacey and Graham Ross, and some highly-catchy arrangements guaranteed to put you in the festive mood.  A perfect start to the Christmas season.
Programme
THOMAS TALLIS (c. 1505–85) Videte miraculum
PLAINSONG Verbum supernum prodiens
WILLIAM BYRD (c. 1539/40–1623) Vigilate
HOWARD SKEMPTON (b. 1947) Adam lay ybounden
RICHARD WILBERFORCE (b. 1985) Remember Bethlehem
CECILIA MCDOWALL (b. 1951) Now may we singen
HIERONYMUS PRAETORIUS (1560–1629) Magnificat quinti toni (with Josef lieber and In dulci jubilo)
JOHN TAVENER (1944–2013) Today the Virgin
JOHN TAVENER God is with us
– interval –
CHARLES WOOD (1866–1926) Hail, gladdening light!
TRADITIONAL Gaudete
JOHN JOUBERT (b. 1927) Torches
BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–76) A Hymn to the Virgin
PIERRE VILLETTE (1926–98) Hymne à la Vierge
JOSHUA PACEY (b. 1995) I sing of a maiden (world première)
TRADITIONAL arr. DAVID WILLCOCKS (1919–2015) The infant king
JOHN RUTTER (b. 1945) What sweeter music
WILL TODD (b. 1970) My Lord has come
FRANZ GRÜBER (1787–1863) arr. GRAHAM ROSS (b. 1985) Silent night (world première)
WILLIAM MATHIAS (1934–92) A babe is born
JAMES BURTON (b. 1974) Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Arr. JAMES MAWSON (b. 1988) Santa Baby