Siglo de Oro
Patrick Allies director
Jan Sandström Det är en ros utsprungen
Anon. Medieval Ther is no rose of swych vertu
Howells A Spotless Rose
Hildegard of Bingen O viridissima virga
Mouton Nesciens Mater
Britten A Hymn to the Virgin
Parsons Ave Maria
Giles Swayne Magnificat I
Morales Pastores,dicite, quidnam vidistis?
Morten Lauridsen O magnum mysterium
Josquin O virgo virginum
Tallis O nata lux
Cornelius The Three Kings
Lassus Omnes de Saba
Eric Whitacre Lux Aurumque
Pies Cantiones 1582 arr. Karl Jenkins Gaudete
Vocal ensemble Siglo de Oro make their festival debut this Winter Festival, with a musical narrative of the traditional Christmas story.
Forging a reputation for renaissance and contemporary choral music, their programme features evocative works from across ten centuries; from 12th-century abbess and composer Hildegard of Bingen to celebrated present day American composer Eric Whitacre.
Placing ancient words and music together with new responses, they journey through four themes from the nativity: the Rose, the Mother, the Mystery and the Light. Framing this are two works of ‘recomposition’, contemporary reinterpretations of traditional melodies, beginning with Jan Sandström’s ethereal Det är en ros utsprungen and Karl Jenkins’s lively Gaudete.
Running time: 1hr 45min, including a 20min interval
Leila’s Shop bar will be providing refreshments before the performance and during the interval. You can pre-order drinks and light bites with your tickets. View the menu.