4 - 9 December 2017

A Winter Chorale


As winter thickens and darkness descends, let this be our shining gift to you: a smorgasboard of glittering Renaissance, Baroque, 20th- and 21st-century jewels to ring and resonate through the night. Our much-loved advent tour pairs glowing candles and atmospheric venues with music of hidden depths, spiritual solace, meditative reflection and warm midwinter comfort.

Always delivering a few extra gifts, this year we bring you the dynamic, inimitable vocal ensemble I Fagiolini, with seven singers joining us for a mesmerising evening of sound and light.


  • Evocative Renaissance and Baroque pieces including:
  • Byrd
    Miserere Mihi, Domine
  • Bach
    Wie soll ich dich empfangen+ (from Christmas Oratorio)
  • Caresana
    La Tarantella
  • Holborne
    A short set of works for strings
  • Monteverdi
    Tempro la cetra

  • Atmospheric contemporary works including:
  • Edmund Finnis
    Verbo Domini
  • James MacMillan
    For Sonny
  • Arvo Pärt
    Credo and Kyrie (from Berliner Messe)
  • Pēteris Vasks
    Plainscapes II
  • Adrian Williams
    Winter Chorale (UK premiere)
  • John Woolrich
    Ulysses Awakes (after Monteverdi)

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