Founded in 1901, the world-famous Westminster Cathedral Choir has an international reputation for superb music-making and is unique in its daily performances of Renaissance polyphony and plainsong at Westminster Cathedral.

This programme presents a mixture of the choir’s traditional Advent repertoire with some contemporary Christmas favourites, along with the world premiere of a motet by Joanna Marsh, all centred on the text O magnum mysterium: a musical expression of the mystery of the incarnation – the arrival of Christ in the calm silence of the night.




Victoria O magnum mysterium
Plainsong Dominus dixit ad me
Tallis O nata lux
James MacMillan O radiant dawn
Plainsong Puer natus est nobis
Palestrina Rorate cæli
Tallis Videte miraculum
Joanna Marsh O magnum mysterium
Victoria Alma redemptoris mater
Plainsong Alleluia: Dominus dixit ad me
Bruckner Ave Maria
Poulenc O magnum mysterium
Poulenc Quem vidistis pastores?
Howells A spotless rose
Eric Whitacre Lux aurumque
Warlock Bethlehem Down
Morten Lauridsen O magnum mysterium