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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.


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Rufus Frowde (organ)

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Rufus is joined by soprano Charlotte-Anne Shipley whose burgeoning international operatic career bears witness to her remarkable musical ability.

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.

Programme


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

Louis-Claude Daquin – Noel X

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)