The programme centres around the little-performed, dramatic musical narratives composed by Guillaume Bouzignac (1587-1643), interspersed with chansons from the previous generation, from the pen of the ever-prolific Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594). These mix with premieres by young composers Greg MayVictoria Longstaff, and Mark Zang, on evocative sacred texts from the same period .

Through a tapestry of sacred and secular pieces, the programme takes the audience through the liturgical year – from Advent to Epiphany, through the Christmas story; to Easter week, and finally, resurrection.