Britten Sinfonia: Bach’s Christmas Magnificat – last few tickets for a socially distanced performance

Britten Sinfonia: Bach’s Christmas Magnificat

Friday 18 December 2020, 5.30pm & 8pm

St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich

A seasonal choral programme combining celebratory jubilation with the contemplation and mystery of the Christmas story. Morten Lauridsen’s exquisitely layered, luminous meditation for voices has become a much-loved, contemporary choral classic, and is described by its composer as “a quiet song of profound inner joy”. It contrasts vividly in this programme with Corelli’s joyous Christmas concerto – with its final movement Pastorale depicting the shepherds at Bethlehem – and Bach’s great setting of the Magnificat, heard here in its original version that includes additional Christmas movements; exuberant and uplifting in equal measure. Stephen Layton, one of the world’s most celebrated choral conductors, brings with him a consort of accomplished soloists that include soprano Julia Doyle and mezzo Helen Charlston.

Please click here to read more about what we are doing to keep you safe during our socially distanced performances.


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