Sacrum Mysterium, A Celtic Christmas Vesper


Sacrum Mysterium, A Celtic Christmas Vespers is a collection of ancient songs, compositions and dances performed in the original style. The lyrics are in Latin, Gaelic and Middle English (same as Shakespeare wrote in) as well as modern English.

The instrumental ensemble is comprised of both Apollo’s Fire and La Nef members and includes bagpipes, Celtic harp, recorders, lute, guitar, dulcimer, strings and percussion.


  • Jeannette Sorrell, Conductor, Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra (Cleveland, USA)
  • Sylvain Bergeron, Guest Musical Director and Archluth, La Nef (Montréal, Canada)
  • Meredith Hall, Soprano
  • Steven Player, Dance and Guitar
  • La Nef and Apollo’s Fire Musicians and Choir

Other Videos

What Child is This

At Work on the Land


All Sons of Adam, Sing Nowell

Duan Nollaig


What Child is This

Christmas Eve

CD album (including DVD) available at La Nef

1 thought on “Sacrum Mysterium, A Celtic Christmas Vesper

  1. Laurie Simpson

    Greetings All
    My almost 40 year old Anachronistic Son discovered you folks and passed on his discovery to us ~ Transforming our Seasonal Listening ~ The Sacred is Just that to Us ~ And This Year we have Yearned for Our Music to reflect that which within is undergoing transformation. And Your Contributions have not just widened our scope but have ~ as well ~ created the atmosphere for greater possibilities of honing our abilities to Find and Sit in Love Peace Understanding Gentleness
    Awareness . Our Gratitude is Boundless

    May You All Indeed Feel and Live in the Kind of Joy Love and Glory you lavishly gift to All those listening


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