An exciting Christmas musical Odyssey

Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton

Thursday 21 December 2017


For this year's special Christmas concert, Philip Colls selected music from the 16th and 17th centuries, from various European cities.
Sweelinck's most famous motet, Hodie Christus natus est, began the programme.
Then we had music by Peter Philips, who worked in Brussels; Magnus Thomsen, who worked at the Danish royal court in Copenhagen, Heinrich Schütz of Dresden; and our own William Byrd in London.


There was also music from Munich, Prague, Tours, Venice and Zaragoza. Several instrumental pieces were played by cornetts and sackbuts, with natural trumpets, organ and percussion, led by Adrian Woodward, Musical Director at Shakespeare's Globe.

View a couple of rehearsal photos here.


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