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Event 08: The Sixteen

York Minster
Thursday 12 December 7:30pm

(Reserved Seating)

Ceremony of Carols
Harry Christophers director with Frances Kelly harp
Please note that online booking for this event has now closed. Tickets will be available on the door from 6.50pm this evening.

Tickets Reserved seating front nave: £28.00
Reserved seating rear nave: £20.00 (concessions £18.00)
Unreserved seating side aisles: £15.00 (students £5.00)

Francis Poulenc Quatre petites prières de Saint François d'Assise
Medieval carols: Nowell, nowell: Out of your sleep; Sweet was the song; Sing we to this merry company
Poulenc Salve regina
Medieval carols: Nowell, nowell: In Bethlem; Angelus ad virginem; Make we joy
Poulenc Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
Benjamin Britten Hymn to the Virgin
Britten A Shepherd's carol
Britten The Holly and the Ivy (arr.)
Anon The Salutation Carol
Britten A Ceremony of Carols

We are delighted to welcome The Sixteen to York for the first time within the Christmas Festival and to celebrate the seasonal music of two of the most significant composers of the 20th century - Poulenc and Britten. Don't miss this magical evening, concluding with the ever popular, and exquisitely beautiful, Ceremony of Carols.

"the choral sounds were wonderfully clear and unfailingly precise … Christophers' group can be just as impressively extrovert as they had been austerely restrained” The Guardian

Promoted in association with The Sixteen

In Dulci Jubilo

The Cherry Tree Carol

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Event 05: Alamire

NCEM, York
Monday 8 December 7:30pm