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Harry Christophers conductor
with Opera North Children’s Chorus for A Ceremony of Carols
Poulenc Quatre petites prières de Saint François d’Assise
Anon. Nowell, nowell: Out of your sleep
Sweet was the song
Sing we to this merry company
Poulenc Salve Regina
Anon. Nowell, nowell: In Bethlem
Angelus ad virginem
Make we joy
Poulenc Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
Britten A Hymn to the Virgin
Traditional arr. Britten The Holly and the Ivy
Anon. The Salutation Carol
Britten A Ceremony of Carols
The Sixteen closes our Winter Festival with a programme focusing on Britten and Poulenc and some of the finest music written for this time of year. The soaring harmonies of Poulenc’s a cappella motets are paired with the simple intricacy of medieval carols and Britten’s seminal work A Ceremony of Carols, a glittering set for voices and harp, which they perform, as Britten intended, with young voices from Opera North Children’s Chorus alongside The Sixteen.
“… ecstatic radiance… a perfect evening”
Telegraph on The Sixteen
6.00pm – 6.30pm | Free to concert tickets holders
Harry Christophers introduces the evening’s programme with an insight into developing young singers through initiatives including Opera North Children’s Chorus and the Genesis Sixteen programme.