Christmas Concert at Kathedraal St Bavo, Haarlem

Thursday, 21 December 2023 - 8:00pm
Kathedraal St Bavo, Haarlem

The Choir perform a concert of Christmas music at Kathedraal St Bavo, Haarlem, joined by the Bavo Kathedraal Cantorij

Arr. Philip Ledger Sussex Carol
Arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams & Christopher Robinson This is the truth from above
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Extracts from 'Christus'
       When Jesus our Lord 
       Say, where is he born

       There shall a star
Kerensa Briggs A tender shoot
Jonathan Dove Magnificat (St John's Service)
John Tavener The Lamb
Arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams & Thomas Armstrong O little town of Bethlehem

Music sung by the Bavo Kathedraal Cantorij
James Whitbourne The Magi's Dream
Gustav Holst Christmas Day                  


Charles Brennan The  Annunication
Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninov Bogoroditsye Devo
Mateo Flecha el Viejo Ríu, ríu chíu
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Hodie Christus natus est

Organ Solos 
Dietrich Buxtehude In dulci jubilo BuxWV 197                                         
J S Bach In dir ist Freude BWV 615

Jonathan Dove The Three Kings
John Gardner Tomorrow shall be my dancing day 

Music sung by St John's College Choir & Bavo Kathedraal Cantorij
Adolphe Adam O holy night
Arr. David Willcocks O come, all ye faithful


Kathedraal St Bavo
Leidsevaart 146
2014 HE

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