BBC: Monteverdi In Mantua at St Augustine Church, Kilburn, London on March 27, 2014. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

The Sixteen, under the direction of Harry Christophers, presents a varied and diverse Christmas programme taking us as far as Bohermia as well as closer to home, in Ireland and England.  The programme includes well-loved traditional carols and early music, including Palestrina and Lassus,  and lesser-known modern pieces such as 21st-century composer James Bassi’s ‘Quem pastores laudavere’.




The Three Kings

Traditional: I wonder as I wander
Handl: Omnes de Saba
JH Hopkins Jnr: Three Kings of Orient
Fricker: A Babe is born
C16th MS: Thys endere nyghth I saw a syghth
Howells: Long, long ago
Palestrina: Reges Tharsis
Traditional: Wexford Carol
Palestrina: Videntes stellam Magi
Sheppard: Reges Tharsis
Plainsong Hymn: Crudelis Herodes
Lassus: Omnes de Saba
Traditional: The First Nowell
Warlock: Bethlehem Down
Cornelius: Three Kings
Lassus: Videntes stellam Magi
Bassi: Quem pastores laudavere
Plainsong: Magnificat Antiphon: Tribus miraculis
Anerio: Magnificat a 8

DIRECTOR: Harry Christophers