The Edington Arts Advent Concert 2018

Saturday 1st December

Time 7.30pm

This year’s Advent Concert will be performed by the beautiful choir of Keble College, Oxford, under their conductor Matthew Martin, very well known to us all in Edington through his direction of the Nave Choir at the Edington Music Festival.

Under his leadership, the choir of men and women is becoming one of the pre-eminent chapel choirs with an Early Music Festival, numerous recordings, broadcasts on BBC Radio and many concerts to their name.  They perform a wide repertoire of liturgical music ranging from the sixteenth century to more contemporary works: Matthew himself is of course a renowned composer of sacred music.  We are really delighted to have been able to include them in our 2018 season.

Mulled wine and mince pies will again feature in the interval!

Tickets at £20, £15 and £10. Edington Angels have a 10% discount.

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The programme

Christus vincit (plainsong)

Boris Ord

Adam lay ybounden

Hymn: O come, o come Emmanuel

Francisco Valls

Gloria (Missa Regalis/1740)

Piae Cantiones arr. Gustav Holst

Personent Hodie

Orlando Gibbons

This is the record of John

J.S.Bach. Organist: Matthew Martin

Canonic Variations on "Vom Himmel hoch da komm' ich her" (769)

Claudio Monteverdi

Ave Maria Stella Maris (1610 Vespers)

John Gardiner

Tomorow shall be my dancing day

Piae Cantiones arr. David Willcocks

Hymn: Unto us is born a Son

Basque Carol arr. David Willcocks

The Infant King

Traditional arr. David Willcocks

The Sussex Carol

Claude-Benigne Balbastre. Organist: Edward Higginbotttom

Ou s'en vont ces gais bergers

Peter Warlock

Bethlehem Down

John Joubert


John Rutter

Nativity Carol

Francesco Valls

Sanctus and Agnus Dei (Missa Regalis/1740)

Traditional/arr. Mack Willberg

Ding dong merrily on high