The Sixteen at Christmas at SJE Arts Oxford

19 December
SJE Arts Oxford
St John the Evangelist Church, 109A Iffley Road

The Sixteen at Christmas - SJE Arts Oxford

About The Sixteen at Christmas at SJE Arts Oxford

The Sixteen, directed by Harry Christophers, return to SJE with their 2021 Christmas programme.

The Sixteen returns for their Christmas concert at SJE Arts with a feast of carols and seasonal choral music. Favourite traditional versions, stunningly beautiful Tudor and Renaissance works and modern settings are combined in a ravishing and satisfying evening of music.

This year’s programme is centred around Bob Chilcott’s evocative and atmospheric double-choir O antiphons. Anticipating the coming of Christmas, they were traditionally sung before and after the Magnificat on the seven days preceding Christmas Eve.

Alongside this are two stunning settings of the Conditor – the hymn for advent – by Victoria and Guerrero, and The Sixteen’s usual mix of traditional carols and festive favourites.

The perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations.

Tickets from £25.00 to £49.00

Booking information

Duration: 120 minutes with interval

Doors open at 7.00pm

Please contact the Box Office directly if any of the following applies to your order: You are booking for a Group of 10 or more, you require a Wheelchair Space or have access needs, or you need to amend an existing booking.


Bob Chilcott Advent Antiphons
1. O Sapientia
2. O Adonai

Traditional Sans Day Carol

Alec Roth Song of the Shepherds
Traditional Deck the hall with boughs of holly
Murray The Rose of Bethlehem

Victoria Conditor alme siderum

Traditional The Holly and the Ivy

Bob Chilcott Advent Antiphons
3. O Radix Jesse

Arvo Pärt Magnificat

Bob Chilcott Advent Antiphons
4. O Clavis David
5. O Oriens

Traditional Carol of the Advent

Howells A Spotless Rose
Traditional Wassail Song
Bob Chilcott The Shepherd’s Carol

Guerrero Conditor alme siderum

Traditional Christmas Eve

Bob Chilcott Advent Antiphons
6. O Rex gentium
7. O Emmanuel

Victoria Magnificat primi toni a8