Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Sat 1 Dec 2018,
Ave Verum Corpus
Praetorius Puer natus in Bethlehem
Corelli Christmas Concerto
Vivaldi Gloria (in D major)
Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio
Join us for a wonderful start to the Christmas season, with an evening of festive music which spans the centuries. It begins with Praetorius’s stirring setting of Puer natus in Bethlehem, a medieval Latin Christmas hymn, followed by Corelli’s stylish Christmas concerto, with its famous and magical ‘Pastorale’ movement. Next comes Vivaldi’s vivacious Gloria, a popular favourite with its strong rhythms and memorable tunes. We conclude with Saint Saëns’s Christmas Oratorio, which opens with a lilting melody – a tribute to the pastorale movements of Bach and Corelli – and continues in a tender and emotional vein, with beautiful music for the harp. Sit back and enjoy!
Duration: 2 hours with interval
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