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The Sixteen at Christmas

The Sixteen

Part of Here for Christmas

Duration – 2 hours (including interval)


Harry Christophers Conductor
The Sixteen

We welcome back The Sixteen – one of the UK’s favourite choral groups and known as ‘the voices of Classic FM’ – with a festive programme centered around Bob Chilcott’s evocative and atmospheric double-choir O antiphons. Anticipating the coming of Christmas, they were traditionally sung before and after the Magnificat on the seven days preceding Christmas Eve.

Alongside this are two stunning settings of the Conditor – the hymn for advent – by Victoria and Guerrero, and the usual mix of traditional carols and festive favourites. This concert will really give you that festive feeling!


Bob Chilcott Advent Antiphons
Traditional Sans Day Carol
Alec Roth Song of the Shepherds
Traditional Deck the hall with boughs of holly
Murray The Rose of Bethlehem
Victoria Conditor alme siderum
Traditional The Holly and the Ivy
Arvo Pärt Magnificat
Traditional Carol of the Advent
Howells A Spotless Rose
Traditional Wassail Song
Bob Chilcott The Shepherd’s Carol
Guerrero Conditor alme siderum
Traditional Christmas Eve
Victoria Magnificat primi toni a8

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£5 Tickets: Christmas First-Timers

£5 tickets (£2.50 children) if you live in the North East and haven’t been to a Christmas concert before. Max. four tickets per customer, available via Box Office only on 0191 443 4661.

Concessions are available for:

  • 17 & Under and Unemployed (in receipt of benefit)

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

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