Christmas Concert at the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Sunday, 17 December 2023 - 11:00am
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Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam


The choir perform a Christmas Concert at one of the world's finest concert halls as part of their tour to Luxembourg and the Netherlands.


Ralph Vaughan Williams The Truth sent from above
Tamsin Jones Noel: Verbum caro factum est
Traditional arr. Ledger Sussex Carol
Anonymous There is no rose
Herbert Howells A Spotless Rose
Herbert Howells Sing lullaby
Herbert Howells Here is the little door
Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude 'In dulci jubilo' BWV 729
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Hodie Christus natus est
William Byrd Gloria (from the Mass for Three Voices)
Tomás Luis de Victoria O magnum mysterium
Becky McGlade In the Bleak Midwinter
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy When Jesus our Lord was born in Bethlehem (from Christus)
Adolphe Adam O holy night
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Hark! the herald angels sing

This concert has no interval


Het Concertgebouw
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN

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