Choral Music for the Advent Season.
Londinium's irresistible Advent programme is inspired by the Magnificat, the Virgin Mary's great hymn of praise. Praetorius' festive eight-part setting of this joyous text is interwoven with traditional German carols, contrasting with Giles Swayne's classic Magnificat I, based on Senegalese chanting, and the mystical Orthodox visions of Tavener and Rachmaninov. As a counterpoint we will perform exquisitely-textured settings of the great "O Antiphons" - traditionally paired with the Magnificat in Advent - by modern masters Arvo Pärt and Bob Chilcott. Beautiful miniatures by Eccard and the young Benjamin Britten in his centenary year complete the picture: a fascinating and rewarding musical journey.
Conductor Andrew Griffiths
Mulled wine and mince pies will be served during the interval.
St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate is located at the junction of Holborn Viaduct and Giltspur Street, opposite the Old Bailey.
Tube: St Paul's (Central), Farringdon (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan), Blackfriars (District, Circle)
Train: City Thameslink is almost exactly opposite
Bus: 8, 242, 56, 25
Parking: in streets around, and there are NCP carparks nearby in Saffron Hill and Aldersgate Street.
Don't forget to bring your printed ticket to the event!
Refunds are not available, but if we are contacted in advance of the performance we may, at our discretion, be able to offer replacement tickets to another of our concerts.
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Directed by Andrew Griffiths, Londinium is one of London's most ambitious and versatile chamber choirs, critically acclaimed for its distinctive programming and vibrant performances of a cappella repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day.