Ex Cathedra Consort
Jeffrey Skidmore conductor
‘There is no rose of such virtue.’ We’re delighted to return to the York Early Music Christmas Festival, with a programme of glorious music with a strong Marian theme. Taking inspiration from Robert Southwell’s extraordinary hymn ‘New Heaven New War’, this concert explores Christmas music, old and new, including two contrasting settings of the Magnificat – the Song of Mary – and settings of two of the Great O Antiphons which are traditionally sung in the days leading up to Christmas.
There is no rose – English 15th century
Es is ein Ros entsprungen – Praetorius
Es is ein Ros entsprungen – Jan Sandström
There is no rose – Joubert
Magnificat (Second Service) – Gibbons
Magnificat (Hatfield Service) – Alec Roth
O Adonai – Charpentier
O Adonai – Roderick Williams
“thrillingly good” Daily Telegraph
For tickets, priced £25.00 (£23.00 concessions | £5.00 under 35), book online via the link above or call 01904 658338.
Please note there is a £1.50 administration charge per transaction.
This concert will now take place at the National Centre for Early Music (St Margaret’s Church), rather than St Lawrence’s Church as previously advertised.