A Candlelight Christmas

St Botolph's Church, Bishopsgate
7:30 pm, Friday, 1 December, 2017


The festive season got off to a start with our Christmas concert in the heart of the City of London. Anthems old and new, readings for the season, and carols for all to sing put our audience in a celebratory spirit in the intimate, candlelit Georgian surroundings of St Botolph’s Church, a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street Station.  The audience joined us afterwards for a glass of mulled wine and mince pie

Concert programme

Programme includes: 

Alleluya! A New Work is Come on Hand – Peter Wishart

There Shall a Star from David Rise Up – Felix Mendelssohn

The Holy Boy – John Ireland

Children’s Song of the Nativity – traditional

The Shepherd’s Carol – Bob Chilcott

In the Bleak Midwinter – Harold Darke

The Sussex Carol – arr. David Willcocks

As Dew in Aprylle – Peter Warlock

Balulalow – Francis Pott

Sir Christemas – William Mathias

Bogoroditse Dyevo – Arvo Pärt

Carol of the Bells – Mykola Leontovych

Koppangen – Per-Erik Moraeus, arr. Robert Sund

Away in a Manger – traditional

Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King – traditional, arr. Moses Hogan

Matthew Altham, director

Martin Toyer, organ

Venue details

St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL
Nearest tube: Liverpool Street