The Christmas Story at Merton College Chapel

Date: Sunday 10 December 2023
Time: 19:30 - 20:30


Merton College Chapel

Choir of Merton College

Choristers of Merton College

Oxford Contemporary Sinfonia

Benjamin Nicholas conductor

In part a reimagining of the soundworld of Heinrich Schütz and his German contemporaries, Gabriel Jackson's The Christmas Story journeys from Advent to Candlemas in a sequence of dramatic narratives, reflective motets, carols and instrumental sinfonias, the music being by turns austere, tender, dark and ultimately joyful and celebratory.