For many, Christmas is a time of traditions and reflection. The Sixteen, one of the best choirs in the world, is no exception. They present a musical journey through the centuries, ranging from folkloristic winter songs and Medieval Christmas carols to Hildegard and William Byrd in Yuletide moods.
Founded in 1979 by Harry Christophers with the aim of singing Renaissance music, The Sixteen has grown beyond its original sixteen singers – and has become one of the world’s greatest choirs.
Von Bingen O virtus sapientiae | Lobo Hodie nobis caelorum Rex | Caswall See, amid the winter’s snow | Joubert There is no rose | Traditional A child is born in Bethlehem (arr. Rontgen) | Davies A boy is born in Bethlehem | Traditional Saint Thomas honour we | Lobo Verbum caro | Traditional Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (arr. Willcocks) | Lauridsen O magnum mysterium | Von Bingen O quam magnum miraculum | Lobo O magnum mysterium | Traditional Letare, Cantuaria | Rizza O Sapientia | Kelly There is no rose of such virtue | Scheidt Puer natus in Bethlehem | Byrd This day Christ was born |
Traditional It came upon the midnight clear | Sheppard Verbum caro | Treseder Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
The Sixteen | Harry Christophers conductor