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O is for Advent

Saturday December 16, 2017 at 19:00
All Saints Church, Oystermouth, Swansea
£12, concessions £10
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  1. O Sapientia - Robert Ramsey
  2. O Adonai - Pierre Certon
  3. O Radix Jesse - Marc-Antoine Charpentier
  4. O Radix Jesse, from Antiphonae (O Antiphons) - Pawel Lukaszewski
  5. O clavis David - Antoine De Mornable
  6. O Schlüssel Davids, from Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen, '7 Magnificat Antiphons' - Arvo Pärt
  7. O Oriens - Carlo Gesualdo
  8. O radiant dawn, from Strathclyde Motets - Sir James MacMillan
  9. O rex gentium - Marc-Antoine Charpentier
  10. O König aller Völker, from Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen, '7 Magnificat Antiphons' - Arvo Pärt
  11. O Emanuel - Pierre de Manchicourt
  12. O Immanuel - Andrew Wilson-Dickson
  13. Magnificat Secondo, from Selva morale e spirituale - Claudio Monteverdi

On the eve of the last countdown to Christmas, the Welsh Camerata celebrates an ancient Christian tradition. An antiphon is sung as a prelude to the singing of the Magnificat at Vespers on each of the last 7 days of Advent. Each acclaims a name of Christ, and each text begins with ‘O’, leading to them being known collectively as the ‘O’ Antiphons or the ‘Great Os’.

This concert compresses all seven into one evening, with the original chants followed by settings of the same words by composers from the 16th, 17th and 21st centuries. The concert culminates in Monteverdi's glorious setting of the Magnificat from 1640.

Refreshments will be served after the concert.

All Saints Church, Oystermouth
Mumbles Road
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