Christmas Concert 20th December 2021 Venue St. Mary’s Church Map
Rufus Frowde, organist at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court, hosts an evening to celebrate the winter season. A fitting climax to our return to six months of live concerts here in Luton, the candlelit programme will be a satisfying blend of the traditional and the newly imagined. Well known seasonal favourites are presented alongside occasional rarities in the glorious setting of Luton’s most beautiful public building, St Mary’s Church.
Rufus Frowde (organ)
Rufus is joined by soprano Charlotte-
We also welcome back virtuoso violinist Nazrin Rashidova whose epic performance of the Bach Chaconne some five years ago is still remembered with much admiration.
There will be mulled wine, there will be mince pies, there will be timely rejoicing that we have made it through 2021 and managed to have live music here in Luton! Please join us in this celebration.
Trad. – Veni Emmanuel
Andrew Carter – Toccata on Veni Emmanuel
Pietro Locatelli – Caprice in D major Labyrinth Op 3 No.23
J.S. Bach – Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 659
Émile Sauret – Étude Caprice No.20 Op 64
J.S. Bach – Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645
Naji Hakim – Capriccio for violin and organ
Trad. – Noël Nouvelet
Philip Moore – Variations on Noël Nouvelet
Gustav Holst – Jesu Sweet & I syng of a mayden
Adolphe Adam – O Holy Night
Olivier Messiaen – Les Enfants de Dieu (La Nativité)
John Gardner – The Holly and the Ivy
Paul Thompson – Still, still, still
David Willcocks – Postlude on Mendelssohn (Hark the Herald)