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Event Series Event Series: Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight

9 December 2023 at 4:30 pm - 6:40 pm

Carols by Candlelight - 9th and 13th December 2023

Exultate Singers performs an exquisite programme of Christmas music in the beautiful setting of the medieval church of St James Priory, the perfect preparation for the festive season.

The concerts will be given on Saturday 9th December at 4.30pm (finish 6.40pm), and Wednesday 13th December, beginning at 7.30pm (finish 9.40pm), with an interval when refreshments will be served.

The truth from above Traditional arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 –1958)
When Spring comes walking Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)
Gaudete omnes Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 –1621)
Jesus Christ the apple tree Elizabeth Poston (1905 –1987)
Adam lay y bounden Boris Ord (1897 –1961)
Gabriel’s Message Traditional arr. Ian Carpenter (b. 1969)
Vigilate William Byrd (1543 – 1623)
Sancta et immaculata viginitas Andrea Gabrieli (1533 –1585)
Ave Maria Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Lulla, lullaby William Byrd (1543-1623)
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day Traditional arr. David Willcocks (1919 –2015)
Hodie Salvator mundi natus est Tiburtio Massaino (1550-1609)
Deck the Hall Traditional Welsh arr. David Willcocks
Hodie Christus natus est Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963)
Spanish lullaby Traditional arr. Andrew Carter (b.1939)
Angelus ad pastores ait Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
I sing of a maiden Alec Redshaw (1904 – 1977)
Joseph’s Lullaby Ian Carpenter
Past three o’clock Traditional arr. Ian Carpenter
Quem pastores laudavere Traditional arr. Ian Carpenter
The Holly and the Ivy Traditional arr. Ian Carpenter
In the bleak midwinter Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934)
A Christmas Garland Robert Pearsall (1795 –1856)
Gaudebat et Ridebat Katharine Parton (b. 1982)
Ding! Dong! merrily on high Traditional arr. Naji Hakim (b. 1955)

Access There is level access through the central doors into the church. There is a lift to provide access to the toilets which are in the cafe area, and a disabled toilet is available. Any chair can be removed to provide a wheelchair space – please see the seating plan here which shows which seats are pews, and which are chairs (pews have a rectangle keyline around a group of seats). Please email info@exultatesingers.org if you would like to check any access details, or to ask for an advance copy of the programme.

Tickets are on sale now at our online box office and Opus 13 music shop on 0117 923 0164 and at the shop at 20-21 Lower Park Row, BS1 5BN.

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9 December 2023
4:30 pm - 6:40 pm
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Exultate Singers
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St James Priory
Whitson Street
Bristol, BS1 3NZ
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