|Valentin Silvestrov||Two Christmas Lullabies|
|Natalia Tsupryk||A Quiet Night|
|John Tavener||The Lamb; Mother of God, here I stand|
|Thomas Tallis||Videte miraculum|
|Cecilia McDowall||O Oriens|
|Judith Weir||Ave Regina caelorum|
|Oliver Tarney||The Waiting Sky|
|Rhiannon Randle||O magnum mysterium|
|arr. Jacques||Away in a manger|
|arr. Rose||Silent Night|
Ease into the festive break with this meditative concert of stunning Christmas choral music presented by the acclaimed vocal collective SANSARA. Known for creating captivating and impactful choral experiences, this specially-curated sequence explores the poignancy of a war-torn Christmas through music by Ukrainian composers Valentin Silvestrov and Natalia Tsupryk, before finding consolation and hope in the anticipation of a new dawn in music from the choir’s seasonal album The Waiting Sky.
This event will last approximately 2 hours, including an interval.
‘expert interlocking of exquisite voices in a sound that takes us beyond our everyday selves’ Edinburgh Music Review
‘choral singing with real depth’ The Observer
‘SANSARA slips easily into the elite ranks of exceptional performers…breathtaking’ Choir & Organ