A European Christmas

Medium european christmas

Sunday 1 December, 5.00 pm

St John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

Advent and Christmas music from two traditions: Austrian/Italian Catholic and German Protestant

The music

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644–1704): The Annunciation, from the Rosary Sonatas

Tarquinio Merula (1595–1665): Canzonetta Spirituale sopra alla nanna

Andrea Gabrieli (1532–85) Pass’e mezzo antico

Giacomo Carissimi (1605–74) ‘Salve salve puellule’

Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713): Concerto Grosso in G minor, op. 6, no. 8 [‘Christmas concerto’]

J.S. Bach (1685–1750): Cantata for the first Sunday in Advent, second part: ‘Schwingt freudig euch empor’, BWV 36

J.S. Bach: Cantata for the second day of Christmas ‘Selig ist der Mann’, BWV 57

The musicians

(Rachel Elliott soprano, Matthew Brook bass, Nicolette Moonen violin and director, tbc violin, Anne Schumann viola, Olaf Reimers cello, Silas Wollston organ)


When available, tickets can be bought from the St John’s Smith Square website
or by telephone: 020 7222 2779