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A Baroque Christmas

Saturday 17 December 2016, 7:30 pm
St Cross Church, Winchester

Carols by Michael Praetorius:
Puer natus in Bethlehem : Ein Kind geborn in Bethlehem
In dulci jubilo: Quem pastores laudavere
Est ist ein Ros’ entsprungen : Singt, ihr lieben Christen all

Christmas music by other 17th century composers:
Guillaume Bouzignac - Noe, Noe!
Samuel Scheidt - Puer natus in Bethlehem : In dulci jubilo
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck - Hodie Christus natus est

plus carols by John Rutter, Richard Allain and Stuart Nicholson
and familiar favourites for choir and audience

director - Katherine Dienes-Williams
organ - Paul Provost


Tickets: £16 (concessions £14; children age 17 and under £5)



We ushered in Christmas in the atmospheric surroundings of St Cross Church, where the audience enjoyed - and joined in with - a varied collection of carols. The programme was drawn largely from the early Baroque era and there were, of course, opportunities for the audience to join in familiar carols such as Ding Dong, merrily on high, O Come all ye Faithful and While Shepherds watched.

Each year we use this concert to raise money for deserving charities and this year the retiring collection was in aid of The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. A proportion of the ticket revenue also went to The Martin Read Foundation.

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