Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Carols and Christmas music
including music by Bach, Gabrieli, John Rutter
and Morten Lauridsen’s O magnum mysterium
Jeremy Jackman Conductor
Robin Kimber Organ and piano
Sunday 14 December, 7.45pm
St Stephen’s, 38-42 Rochester Row
London SW1P 1LE (near Victoria Station)
Tickets £12, concessions £10
book on-line with wegottickets, from EBC members, or on the door
Christmas without music is simply impossible to imagine, as it has caused some of the most beautiful and accessible choral works to be written. There is something about the festive season that even those who think that choral music is not for them can find something – a favourite childhood carol, or a previously unheard piece – that touches their heart and gives them a warm glow.
The English Baroque Choir is delighted to be presenting a wonderful selection of the old and the new from the vast array of Christmas choral music. From our home territory of the Baroque we offer Bach and Gabrieli; from the newer end of the spectrum we sing Morten Lauridsen’s mesmerising O magnum mysterium and carols by Alan Smith and Philip Stopford; and we include old favourites in arrangements by John Rutter, Sir David Willcocks and our own Jeremy Jackman.
There will also be some well-known carols for the audience to sing. We hope you will enjoy listening to this splendid seasonal music as much as we have enjoyed putting it all together.
The English Baroque Choir is one of the finest amateur choirs you will find in London.
We perform a wide range of repertoire, from the 15th century right through to the present day, in intelligent, well-structured concert programmes.
The choir last year commissioned a new work, Psalm-Cantata by John McCabe, and proudly gave the premiere performance in St John’s Smith Square.