The 3rd Edington Advent Concert

Friday 1st December

Time 7pm (NB earlier start time)

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that the 2017 Edington Advent concert will be given by the world-famous choir of New College, Oxford. The conductor is conducted by Tim Wakerell, the College’s Assistant Organist, while Robert Quinney is on Sabbatical, and the two Organ Scholars, Josef Laming and Charles Maxtone-Smith will also contribute.

And with mulled wine and mince pies in the interval, what better way to welcome the Christmas season!

The New College choir numbers around 30 voices, including trebles, and is one of the most celebrated and acclaimed choral groups in the UK, with a timbre and style which are instantly recognisable. It has been around since the late 14th century, when William of Wykeham set up a choral foundation within his ‘New’ College. Since then it has regularly sung chapel services, and continues to do so during the University terms. It now broadcasts, records and performs the world over, and has also built up an enviable discography, numbering over one hundred CDs, presenting choral music from all corners of the repertory. The range of music sung by the Choir is one of its defining features, making involvement in its work particularly rewarding for singers. In the last two years the choir has visited the USA, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Cyprus.  From time to time, the Choir teams up with leading instrumental ensembles for live and recorded performances.

Please note the different day (Friday) and time (7pm) from our usual concerts.  There will be a retiring collection towards the upkeep of the Priory Church.

£20 front nave, £15 rear nave and £10 sides.  10% discount Edington Angels, 18 and under free.  Buying on the door? Add £2.

NB: your seat is not guaranteed until you have paid for your ticket, except for bookings taken less than 48 hours ahead of the concert.

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The programme


Conditor alma siderum

Matthew Martin

Adam lay ybounden

Besancon traditional

People, look East


Nun kommen, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 (organ)

Michael Fleming

Kindle a light


A tender shoot


Vox dicentis


Noel Suisse (organ)

Basque traditional

The angel Gabriel

Bryan Kelly

This lovely lady


Cradle song of the blessed Virgin

Kenneth Leighton

Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child


Magnificat quinti toni/Josef lieber, Josef mein/In dulci jubilo


Von Himmel hoch (Toccata-Prelude 1V) (organ)


Alleluia, a new work is come on hand

Harold Darke

In the bleak midwinter

harm. Wood

Ding dong, merrily on high