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A Christmas Concert by Candlelight

Christmas concert 2017 - Bach Magnificat PosterA Christmas Concert by Candlelight


Saturday 16th December at 7.30pm, Exeter Cathedral


Bach    Wachet Auf (extracts) & Magnificat   

Monteverdi  Christmas Vespers (extracts)

Buxtehude   Das Neugeborne Kindelein

Lauridsen  O Magnum Mysterium

Elgar   The Snow

Daldorph    Away in a Manger

Torelli    Trumpet Concerto


We are delighted to be performing in Exeter Cathedral with Exeter Chamber Orchestra and trumpet soloist, Paul Thomas, for this very special Christmas concert. In it we present a celebration of the Annunciation and Birth of Jesus as portrayed by composers over the centuries. Our Christmas journey begins with extracts from J.S. Bach’s “Wachet Auf” cantata, heralding the beginning of Advent, continuing with early musical gems by Monteverdi and Buxtehude.

We conjure up the magic of Christmas with festive treats such as Elgar’s “The Snow”, Morten Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium” and Andrew Daldorph’s arrangement of “Away in a Manger”. The concert concludes with J.S. Bach’s glorious setting of the “Magnificat”.

Refreshments (mulled wine and mince pies) will be available during the interval.

Ticket information

Tickets:  £24, £18 & £12 in the Nave, £12 & £6 in the Side Aisles (unreserved). 

All tickets are half-price for children and full-time students.

Tickets are available from the Exeter Cathedral Box Office

They can also be bought at the Exeter Cathedral Visitors’ Office (01392 285983), Monday to Friday during office hours. 


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Saturday 16 December 2017


7:30 am - 9:30 pm


Exeter Cathedral
1, The Cloisters
Exeter, Devon EX1 1HS United Kingdom


01392 285983


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