A Merry Hammersmithmas!

A Merry Hammersmithmas!

Saturday 9th December 2023

7:30 pm

St Peter's Church, Black Lion Lane, London W6 9BE

Hammersmith Bridge (detail), Charles de Lacy (1856–1929), Richmond upon Thames Borough Art Collection
Our Christmas concert this year celebrates the music of composers who have lived and worked in Hammersmith and the surrounding area. Featuring a wide range of seasonal music, from Holst, Howells and Gardner – who served consecutively as Director of Music at St Paul’s Girls’ School from 1905 to 1975 – to contemporary composers, Cecilia McDowell and Kerensa Briggs.

Join us for audience carols, candlelight, mulled wine and mince pies to welcome in the festivities.


Four Carols, Op. 34 – Gustav Holst (1874–1934)
This have I done for my true love
Lullay my liking
Of one that is so fair and bright
Bring us in good ale

Glad Christmas Comes – Andrew Wells (b. 1962)
This advent moon
Christmas time
The world’s desire
Seen by the waits

A Tender Shoot – Kerensa Briggs (b. 1991)

Christus Natus Est – Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951)
Personent hodie
Entre le bœuf et l’âne gris
Infant holy, infant lowly
Angelus ad virginem

Christmas Day – Gustav Holst (1874–1934)

Three Carol Anthems – Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
Here is a little door
A Spotless Rose
Sing lullaby

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – John Gardner (1917–2011)

In the bleak mid-winter – Gustav Holst, arr. Richard Bannan (b. 1982)

Wassail Song – English trad. arr. William Whitehead (b. 1970)

Tickets £20 | £17 concessions | £5 under 30s