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ANON Veni, O sapientia
ANON Angelus ad virginem
ANON Alma redemptoris mater: As I lay upon a night
DUNSTAPLE Gaude virgo salutata
ANON Nowell, nowell, nowell
COOKE Ave regina caelorum
ANON In natali novi regis
ANON Mervele not, Joseph
ANON Edi be thu, heven-queene
Gregorian Chant - O sapientia
FRYE Ave regina caelorum
ANON Lullay, lullay: Als I lay on Yoolis night
ANON Ecce, quod natura
ANON Ther ys no rose of swych virtu
ANON Resonet, intonet
ANON Nowell synge we
Gregorian Chant - Puer natus est nobis
ANON Nowell: Owt of your slepe
Greorgian Chant - Cantate domino
ANON Nowell: Now man is brighter
Catherine King - mezzo-soprano
Steven Harrold - tenor
Julian Podger - tenor
Simon Whiteley - bass
‘Sustenance for the soul…a shortcut to bliss’ – The Times
End your year with a concert to remember, in the stunning surroundings of one of Manchester’s oldest buildings, the Baronial Hall at Chetham’s. Get a rare glimpse of Manchester’s medieval gem and listen to classical music from day’s gone by with Gothic Voices.
Founded in 1980, the world-renowned vocal ensemble has concentrated on music from the medieval period, while also making occasional excursions into contemporary music. This concert is an early Christmas celebration, with carols and sections from masses by composers both known and anonymous and dating from the 12th to the 15th centuries.
Described by Gramophone as “absolute leaders in the field”, Gothic Voices are committed to bringing medieval music into the mainstream. The ensemble has built an impressive reputation for promoting previously unfamiliar music to audiences throughout the world. Gothic Voices continues to evolve, producing imaginative programmes and giving authoritative performances of great beauty. Their ground-breaking recording of the music of Hildegard of Bingen, A Feather on the Breath of God, remains one of the best-selling recordings of pre-classical music ever made. Since the ensemble was founded in 1980 by Christopher Page, Gothic Voices has produced an acclaimed discography of over twenty CDs for the Hyperion, Avie and Linn record labels, three of which won the coveted Gramophone Magazine Early Music Award.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to The Stoller Hall and have a range of safety measures in place. You can explore our See it Safely measures here.
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