Clare choir’s performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio was a major undertaking – and seriously impressive

Will Gore on the film that captured the holiness of the Tibhirine martyrs

Patrick Kavanagh captured the true spirit of the season, says Michael Duggan

All the Hills and Vales Along is a stunning evocation of one young soldier’s experience of the battlefield

Lorenzo Lotto’s works rivalled the extravagance of his sitters

Alfred Bruneau’s composition is so extravagant that few ever dare to perform it. A London church dared to try – and triumphed

Gerard Manley Hopkins’ wonderful manuscripts have been acquired by the Bodleian Library. They offer a glimpse of a genius at work