The Sixteen’s Christmas 2019 programme features Britten’s hugely popular A Ceremony of Carols. This masterful and unique work continues to be a staple of the choral canon and is an example of Britten’s genius.
The rest of the programme combines traditional Medieval carol tunes upon which so much Christmas music has been based, contrasted with more modern delights including Warlock’s Corpus Christi and Walton’s festive Make we joy now in this fest.
Walton Make we joy now in this fest
Matthew Martin Adam lay ybounden
Poston Jesus Christ the apple tree
Warlock Corpus Christi
Holst This have I done for my true love
Praetorius arr. Jan Sandström Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
James Burton Balulalow
Cecilia McDowall Of a rose
Britten A Ceremony of Carols
Selection of Medieval and traditional carols