Christmas with Sonoro

St John's Church, Wimbledon

Wednesday 20 December7:30pm

arr. David Willcocks – Sussex carol
Gareth Treseder – Blessed be that Maid Marie
John Joubert – There is no rose
Harold Darke – In the bleak mid-winter
Robert Bridges – Christmas Eve, 1917
Herbert Howells – Here is the little door
Betty Roe – A birth-night song (first performance)
John Rutter – Nativity carol
E. E. Cummings – little tree
arr. Michael Higgins – Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Cecilia McDowall – O Oriens
Christina Rossetti – Advent
arr. Michael Higgins – Coventry carol
Peter Warlock – Bethlehem Down
arr. Michael Higgins – Silent night
Eric Whitacre – Lux Aurumque
William Shakespeare from ‘Hamlet’
Will Todd – My Lord has come
Anon (1695) – Now thrice welcome Christmas
arr. Stuart Nicholson – Ding dong! merrily on high


Soo Bishop, trumpet
Michael Higgins, organ
Neil Ferris, conductor

With seasonal choral favourites and carols for all to sing, our Christmas concert is a magical way to celebrate the festive season with family and friends. We’ll be performing music by Eric Whitacre, Gareth Treseder, John Rutter, Herbert Howells, Cecilia McDowall and Will Todd, and we’re thrilled to be giving the first performance of a beautiful new carol written especially for us by Betty Roe.

Tickets include mulled wine and mince pies.

Past Concerts

  • 06

    Passion & Polyphony

    Concert and debut album launch reception

    MacMillan – Cecilia Virgo
    Martin – Mass for Double Choir
    MacMillan – Data est mihi omnis potestas

  • 11

    The Cool Web

    A Robert Graves Oratorio

    A special performance of Jools Scott's oratorio on Remembrance Day to open the Wimbledon International Music Festival.

  • 14

    Merton SingFest

    Supper with Sonoro

    An evening of popular folk, jazz and classic songs, with two course supper.

  • 12

    Ein deutsches Requiem

    St James's, Piccadilly, London

    A special performance of Brahms’ choral masterpiece, interspersed with poetry and texts exploring life and beyond, read by Victoria Newlyn.


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