Vivaldi - Gloria
J. S. Bach - "Christen, ätzet diesen Tag" (BWV 63, Cantata for Christmas Day)
J. S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.2
A. Corelli - Concerto Grosso in G Minor (Christmas Concerto)
Handel - Excerpts from "Messiah"
Schütz - Hodie Christus Natus Est
Monteverdi - Cantate Domino
Monteverdi - Toccata from L'Orfeo
Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium
Cornelius - The Three Kings
Rutter - "What Sweeter Music" & "Il est né le divin Enfant"
Join Exeter Bach Society for the best possible way to kick-start your Christmas with a feast of Baroque favourites from Vivaldi's uplifting "Gloria" to Corelli's beautiful "Christmas Concerto" interspersed with favourite christmas carols from John Rutter in their orchestral arrangements.
The concert will also feature excerpts from Handel's Messiah, Bach's "Brandeburg Concerto No. 2" played by professional trumpeter Will Palmer, and Morten Lauridsen's timeless a capella motet "O Magnum Mysterium".
Finally, we also pay tribute to Claudio Monteverdi in the 450th anniversary since his birth with "Cantate Domino" - one of his most popular motets for choir - as well as the majestic orchestral Toccata which announces the opening of his revolutionary opera L'Orfeo.
Musical Director: Jonathan Lucas Wood
Leader: Anna Cockroft
Trumpet: Will Palmer
Soprano: Aimee Presswood
Soprano: Josie Walledge
Alto: Juliet Curnow
Tenor: Andrew Henley
Bass: Tim Mirfin