A Christmas Fanfare

Saturday 8 December 2018, 7.30pm

Winchester Cathedral

  • Handel: Coronation Anthems (incl. Zadok the Priest)

  • Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzonas for Brass

  • Schutz: Jauchzet dem Herrn (Psalm 100)

  • Rutter: Gloria

  • Carols for choir & audience

George Castle, organ

Onyx Brass

Andrew Lumsden, conductor

About this Event

The Waynflete Singers usher in the celebratory mood of Christmas with an exciting programme of choral and brass music, courtesy of Onyx Brass. Three of Handel's Coronation Anthems will be interspersed with Gabrieli's thrilling brass Canzonas, music which is tailor-made for the cathedral acoustic, and Heinrich Schutz's mighty setting for double choir of Psalm 100, Jauchzet dem Herrn. John Rutter's setting of the Gloria provides a brilliant and joyous opener for the second half, which concludes with a selection of Christmas carols for choir and audience, and for choir only, including Silent Night, marking the 200th anniversary of the first performance of this perennial favourite.