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SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church
|The Sixteen and Harry Christophers get ready for Christmas in Oxford|
|The theme of tonight’s concert, revealed the programme notes, was that of “marking time and preserving timeless values” – Christmas being a season that connects the past with the present. Musically, there were several strands to the programme that were supposed to demonstrate this theme: contrasting settings of the same text composed centuries apart, contemporary arrangements of ancient festive folk tunes, and juxtapositions of modern and renaissance carols with similar messages.|
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