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SANSARA: The Waiting Sky

A Christmas Meditation 

Wed 20 Dec 2023

SANSARA: The Waiting Sky

A Christmas Meditation 

John Tavener  O, do not move
Peter Maxwell Davies The Fader of Heven
William Byrd Vigilate
Thomas Tallis Videte miraculum 
Cecilia McDowall O Oriens 
Judith Weir Ave Regina caelorum 
John Tavener  Mother of God, here I stand 
Valentin Silvestrov Sleep, Jesus
Tetiana Yashvili O Heavenly King
Natalia Tsupryk  A Quiet Night-Tyhoyi Nochi
Oliver Tarney The Waiting Sky 
Adrian Peacock Venite, Gaudete!
John Tavener  The Lamb
Valentin Silvestrov Silent Night
Fredrik Sixten Mary’s Lullaby
Rhiannon Randle O magnum mysterium
arr. Jacques Away in a manger
Philip Lawson Lullay my liking
Eric Whitacre Lux aurumque
arr. Peter Gritton Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Inna Husieva soprano
Tom Herring artistic director

SANSARA present a spell-binding seasonal sequence, exploring the poignancy of Christmas in war-torn Ukraine and seeking consolation and new hope.

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.

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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

Date:Wed 20 Dec 2023
Start time:7.30pm (Doors: 7pm)
Venue:Hall One

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