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Puer Natus Est

Wiltshire Music Department, 16th December 2017

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Paragon Singers present an intimate performance of Advent music, in a special concert marking their first year with conductor Sarah Latto. The programme features one of England's most celebrated Renaissance composers, Thomas Tallis, with movements of his stunning seven-voice Puer Natus Est mass, thought to be written for Christmas day in 1554. This is complemented by 'Videte Miraculum', a motet written for Candlemas alternating plainchant and sumptuous six-voice polyphony.

Alongside the Tallis, Paragon shines a spotlight on contemporary composers Kerry Andrew, Arvo Pärt, Cecilia MacDowell, Matthew Martin and James Macmillan, featuring motets with themes from the anticipation of Advent to the joy of Christmas Day.

Join Paragon for their first ever unaccompanied winter concert in the stunning acoustics of Wiltshire Music Centre, celebrating the season through beautiful music and inventive performance.

“A gorgeous sound... a depth of warm, well projected openness” - Bath Chronicle