From darkness to light

Saturday 4 December 2021 at 7:30pm
Sherborne Abbey

Our first concert for two years!

We can’t wait to be performing in public and in the wonderful setting of Sherborne Abbey after such a long enforced break. We’re looking forward to welcoming our loyal audience back and to sharing some wonderful choral music from across the ages to celebrate Advent and the Christmas season.

Our programme ranges from the sixteenth century to the present day, with familiar and new carols to enjoy and discover, and includes the world premiere of two settings of the ancient Advent Antiphons by David Bednall, the second part of our commission of a complete set by David.

Arnold Bax I sing of a maiden
David Bednall Two Advent Antiphons (world premiere)
Bob Chilcott Still, Still, Still
Cheryl Frances-Hoad Bogoróditse Dévo
Anthony Gray Go to the Child (BBC Carol Competition finalist, 2019)
Herbert Howells St Paul’s Magnificat & A spotless Rose
Gabriel Jackson The Christ-Child
Matthew Martin Adam lay ybounden
Ben Parry Lighten our darkness
John McCabe I sing of a maiden
Philip Moore Magnificat
Palestrina Fuit homo missus a Deo
Hieronymus Praetorius Surge, illuminare
Thomas Tallis Videte miraculum
Mack Wilberg In the bleak midwinter

Conductor Paul Ellis
Organist Simon Clarkson

Tickets will be available soon via our website