We draw on the rich British tradition for the traditional Christmas concert. In the music by Jonathan Dove and Benjamin Britten, among others, we can experience the Christmas season, quite independently of belief, religion, convictions and rituals, as a moment that surpasses everything and everyone.

We gather together, warm ourselves up with classic Christmas carols and by encountering each other, and wish each other, filled with hope: Merry Christmas to You

A dark night, increasingly illuminated by twinkling stars, and then suddenly: light. Jonathan Dove provides a magical start to the concert. The message of hope and peace was translated by the young Benjamin Britten into a clear and impressive Christ’s Nativity. Will Todd creates a moment of contemplation – after which we meet again around the crackling fire, with lovely traditional Christmas carols such as Jingle Bells, The Twelve Days of Christmas and Christmas Song: ‘although it's been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you…’.


Jonathan Dove
Seek Him That Maketh The Seven Stars

John Taverner
Mother and Child

Benjamin Britten
Christ's Nativity

Will Todd
My Lord Has Come

Christmas Songs & Traditionals
Jingle Bells, The First Nowell, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, Carol of the Bells, Christmas Song , Veni Emmanuel, Silent Night

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pre-concert talk

19:30 - Meet the Artist: Sander De Keere (Klara) talks to conductor Martina Batič.

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reading list

Muntpunt, selected these fine books in which Christmas plays a leading role

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Get in the Christmas mood and sing along with us!

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€31 > €5

Place Sainte-Croix | 1050 Brussels

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