From Darkness to Light: Music for Advent

City of Bristol Choir
Conducted by David Ogden
With Juliet McCarthy cello

JS Bach Komm, Jesu, Komm
Bob Chilcott Advent Antiphons
JS Bach Lobet den Herrn
John Tavener Mother of God, here I stand, from The Veil of the Temple
John Tavener Hymn to the Mother of God
John Tavener The Lamb

As the run up to Christmas approaches, come and enjoy some beautiful and atmospheric choral music written for the season of Advent. In the candlelit ambience of St George’s, City of Bristol Choir presents a concert of music by Bach and contemporary British composers – John Tavener and Bob Chilcott, conducted by David Ogden.

The music of John Tavener is peaceful and mesmerising. Bob Chilcott’s Advent Antiphons build on plainsong melodies to create wonderfully rich, sonorous textures, perfectly suited to the very special acoustic of St George’s. Cellist Juliet McCarthy joins the choir to play a movement from Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, and continuo in J.S. Bach’s motets Komm, Jesu, Komm and Lobet den Herrn.


Tickets are sold in four price bands:

Area A (red on seating plan): £15 (£13 concessions)
Area B (yellow): £13 (£11 concessions
Area C (blue): £10 (£8 concessions)
Area D (green) restricted visibility £7 (£5 concessions)

Click on the seating plan opposite to view a larger version.

How to book tickets

Tickets in Area A and B can be purchased as follows:

• By phone from City of Bristol Choir ticket line on 0117 950 7055. Credit card bookings are accepted and there is no booking fee.

• By phone from Providence Music shop on 0117 927 6536 or in person at the shop at 1 St George’s Road, College Green, Bristol


Tickets in all areas can be purchased as follows:

• By phone from St George’s Box Office on 0845 40 24 001 or in person at St George’s, Great George Street, off Park Street Clifton, Bristol BS1 5RR. Adult tickets bought through the box office will have an optional £1 levy added as part of St George’s fundraising to help secure the future of the hall. In addition, St George’s charges a £1 transaction fee for purchases over £15 made by phone, and bookings online at attract a £2 booking fee.