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Artistic Directors: Gilly French, Jeremy Gray        Press Release: 5 December, 2023   CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2023 Feliz Navidad! - Christmas music from the New World Tuesday 19 December 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Bampton, Oxfordshire Bampton Classical Voices dir. Andrew Griffiths   For their annual concert in commemoration of the village's patron Saint, Beornwald, Bampton Classical Opera presents a festive programme exploring the remarkable musical life of the New World during the seventeenth century, at the height of the Spanish Golden Age.

  • Date: 19/12/2023 07:30 PM
  • Location St Mary’s Church, Bampton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2LZ (Map)

Price: £20


The Company’s vocal ensemble Bampton Classical Voices make a welcome return to Bampton for this seasonal event, directed by Andrew Griffith

The centrepiece of the programme is the wonderful eight-voice Missa Joseph fili David by Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, a Spaniard who spent much of his career working at Puebla Cathedral in Mexico. Alongside the mass there are performances of motets and villancicos (Spanish-language carols) by other composers who worked in the New World, including Antonio de Salazar, and the Mexican-born Francisco López Capillas and Gaspar Fernandes. Our programme is completed by works from the libraries of the great Mexican cathedrals by such Spanish masters as Victoria, Guerrero and Vivanco.

Anon: Hanacpachap cussicuinin

Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla: Kyrie from Missa Joseph fili David

Francisco López Capillas: Cui luna, sol et omnia

Padilla: Gloria from Missa Joseph fili Daattrib. Hernando Franco: Sancta Maria

Manuel de Zumaya: La bella incorrupta

Francisco Guerrero: Ave Maria a8

Gaspar Fernandes: Xicochi, xicochi

Tomás Luis de Victoria: Quem vidistis, pastores

Gaspar Fernandes: Tleycantimo choquiliya


Padilla: Credo from Missa Joseph fili David

Antonio de Salazar: Angélicos coros con gozo cantadPadilla: Sanctus from Missa Joseph fili David

Juana Inés de la Cruz: Madre, la de losrimores

Sebastián de Vivanco: Magnificat Octavi toni

Juan García de Zéspedes: Convidando está la noche

Bampton Classical Voices

Director: Andrew Griffiths

Feliz Navidad! – Christmas Music from the New World

Tuesday 19th December, 2023 at 7.30pm

Booking information:

Tickets are £20 (students half price) and available by telephone (01993 851142) or on-line

For further information please contact:

Margaret Skeet PR

07855 707418/020 8 351 0726