Ensemble Pro Victoria: A Ceremony of Carols

16 Dec

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19.30

Ensemble Pro Victoria: A Ceremony of Carols

Music

Cast

To be announced

Creatives

“One of Britain's finest young vocal ensembles” – Early Music Review

Ensemble Pro Victoria is quickly building a reputation as a young vocal ensemble possessing a “burnished luminosity”. The ensemble will sing a programme of music for Christmas in the Marylebone Theatre’s beautiful partner church of St Cyprian’s Clarence Gate that sits next door. Built around one of Benjamin Britten’s most loved and celebrated works, his Ceremony of Carols, this programme traces the great carol tradition central to our  cultural expression of Christmas. Britten’s 1942 masterpiece for upper voices and harp is complimented by works made famous by their appearance in Carols from King’s, including recent 21st century commissions. This performance will also include the world premiere of a new work for voices and harp, by Ensemble Pro Victoria’s composer-in-residence, Piers Kennedy.

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Programme:

Chant – Rorate caeli

Judith Weir – Drop down ye heavens

Jean Mouton – Nesciens Mater

William Byrd – Hodie Christus Natus est

Traditional arr. Robert Pearsall – In Dulci Jubilo

Herbert Howells – Long, long ago

Traditional arr. Vaughan Williams – The Herefordshire Carol

Herbert Howells – A Spotless Rose

Praetorius/Vulpius – Es ist ein Ros (canon)

INTERVAL

Benjamin Britten – A Ceremony of Carols

Piers Connor Kennedy – companion piece to Ceremony of Carols (World Premiere)

Judith Weir – Illuminare Jerusalem

Francis Pott – Balulalow

Jonathan Dove – The Three Kings

Peter Warlock – Bethlehem Down

Peter Warlock – Benedicamus Domino