St. Jacobskerk, Vlissingen, NETHERLANDS: A Clare Christmas

Date(s) - 17/12/2019
8:00 pm

St Jacobskerk

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Ashley Chow & George Gillow, organ
Graham Ross, conductor

A Clare Christmas

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge return to St. Jacobskerk in Vlissingen with ‘A Clare Christmas’, exploring festive choral masterpieces old and new, and celebrating 10 years with Graham Ross as Director of Music. Poulenc’s Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël and Hieronymus Praetorius’s Christmas Magnificat sit alongside Roderick Williams’s haunting O Adonai, Jan Sandström’s Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen, and a selection of beautiful arrangements that tell us that Christmas has truly begun.

Michael Praetorius (1571–1611) arr. Jan Sandström (b. 1954) Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen
Francis Poulenc (1899–1963) O magnum mysterium from Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
William Byrd (c. 1539–1623) Lullaby, my sweet little baby
John Tavener (1944–2013) The Lamb
Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951) Of a rose
James MacMillan (b. 1959) Seinte Mari Moder Milde
Francis Poulenc Quem vidistis pastores dicite from Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
John Rutter (b. 1945) Mary’s lullaby
plainsong Rorate caeli
Roderick Williams (b. 1965) O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel
– interval –
Traditional (14thcentury) Angelus ad virginem
Hieronymus Praetorius (1560–1629) Magnificat quinti toni (with Josef lieber and In dulci jubilo)
Francis Poulenc Videntes stellam from Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
Judith Bingham (b. 1952) Epiphany
Will Todd (b. 1970) My Lord has come
Franz Grüber (1787–1863) arr. Graham Ross (b. 1985) Silent night
Francis Poulenc Hodie Christus natus est from Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
James Burton (b. 1974) Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Phil Springer (b. 1926) arr. James Mason (b. 1988) Santa Baby
Johnny Marks (1909–85) arr. Robert Rice (b. 1971) Frosty vs Rudolph: The Re-boot