‘Stile Antico’

21 Dec.'23
- 20:00

This Joyful Birth

“It’s never a good idea to miss a concert from this British vocal ensemble: there are no finer singers of early music,” the New York Times said of Stile Antico. This ensemble brings you a delightful Christmas concert with medieval and Renaissance music about the Christmas period with stories about Advent, the birth of Christ with the visit of the shepherds and kings, to the feast of Candlemas. Motets by Byrd, Lassus, and Sheppard, medieval carols, and irresistible dances from Spain and Germany illustrate this programme. One of the highlights is Victoria’s version of perhaps the oldest Christmas song O magnum mysterium that sings of the mystery of Christ’s birth. Get ready for a wonderful Christmas concert!


Conditor alma siderum

John Taverner

Audivi vocem de caelo

Heinrich Schütz

O lieber Herre Gott, SWV 381

William Byrd

Laetentur caeli

Sebastián de Vivanco

Ave Maria


There is no Rose of such virtue (the Trinity Carol Roll manuscript)

Johannes Eccard

Übers Gebirge Maria geht

Tomás Luis de Victoria

O magnum mysterium

Mateo Flecha

El Jubilate (fragments)

Michael Praetorius

Ein Kind geboren in Bethlehem

Jacobus Clemens Non Papa

Pastores quidnam vidistis

Claudio Monteverdi

Rutilante in nocte exultant (Madrigali, Libro IV)

Richard Dering

Quem vidistis pastores

Luca Marenzio

Tribus miraculis

Francisco Guerrero

A un nino llorando

John Sheppard

Reges Tharsis

Orlandus Lassus

Resonet in laudibus

Practical information


Church of St. James on Coudenberg

Place Royale 1000 Brussels

Concert without interval



36 -

< 30 year

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Card : Preferential Reimbursement / EU Disability

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