Star of Wonder

10 December 2016, 7:30pm
University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford
The Three Kings

This year, as the short days grow ever busier and the news of the world ever darker, it seems particularly important to honour and celebrate goodness and light. Join us as we follow the Star of Wonder towards the peace, joy and hope of the Christmas season.

All the best choirs are performing music inspired by the Three Kings in Oxford on 10 December: The Sixteen have sold out, but there are still some tickets available for our concert!

Under the beautiful ceiling of stars in the glorious University Church of St Mary the Virgin, we will sing a programme of music celebrating the light of the Christmas star, featuring Bach’s celestial (and fiendishly clever) Sanctus in D. Other selections include Peter Warlock's moving setting of Bruce Blunt’s poem ‘Bethlehem Down’, the gospel classic ‘Behold that Star!’, Morten Lauridsen’s profound O Magnum Mysterium, Joubert’s beautiful ‘There is no rose’, and the joyous ‘Tomorrow shall be my dancing day’ arranged by John Gardner.

There will also be many more of our favourite Christmas carols for you to enjoy, not to mention mulled wine and mince pies during the interval, and even the chance to sing along. We hope you’ll join us!

Tickets cost £15 (£12 concessions, £5 students and under 18s), and are available from Tickets Oxford, from the Oxford Playhouse (01865 305305), from members of the choir in advance, or on the door if there are any left ... we hope to see you there!

Star of Wonder - poster

Image used with kind permission from Lucy Loveheart