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The Sixteen at Christmas: A Child is Born

Sat 9 Dec 19:45 - 21:45

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, conductor

The Sixteen takes inspiration from the heart of the Christmas story – the nativity – with a sublime weaving of mediaeval, Renaissance, traditional and modern music.  Abbess Hildegard von Bingen’s soaring melodies sit alongside the Renaissance voices of Lobo, Scheidt, Byrd and Sheppard, the programme enriched by the settings and arrangements of contemporary composers.

Hildegard von Bingen
 O virtus sapientiae
Duarte Lobo
 Hodie nobis caelorum Rex
 See Amid the Winter’s Snow
John Joubert
There is No Rose
Traditional (
arr. Rontgen)  Dutch carol – A Child is Born in Bethlehem 
Hywel Davies
 A Boy is Born in Bethlehem
Mediaeval carol
 Saint Thomas Honour We
Duarte Lobo
  Verbum caro
Traditional (
arr. Willcocks) Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Morten Lauridsden
 O magnum mysterium
Hildegard Von Bingen
  O quam magnum miraculum
Duarte Lobo
  O magnum mysterium
Mediaeval carol
  Letare, Cantuaria
Margaret Rizza
 O Sapientia
Bryan Kelly There is No Rose of Such Virtue
Samuel Scheidt Puer natus in Bethlehem
William Byrd This Day Christ was Born
Traditional It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
John Sheppard Verbum caro
Gareth Treseder Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day


Pre-concert dinner tickets
We are offering a limited number of tickets for a pre-concert dinner at 6.30pm in the St Stephen’s House dining room, across the cloister from the church. £27 per person for two courses, wine or soft drink, and tea or coffee. Available to book with your concert ticket.

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Date and Time

Sat 9 Dec
19:45 - 21:45
£14-£49, students, under 25s and carers £4-£39


SJE Arts
St John the Evangelist church, 109A Iffley Road
Oxford, OX4 1EH


SJE Arts