UK’s top 10 carols to be revealed in Songs Of Praise Christmas Big Sing
Thousands of viewers chose their favourite from a list of 30 popular carols that have been heard regularly on Songs Of Praise in recent years. The top 10 will be featured in a special edition of Songs Of Praise, Big Sing: The UK’s Top 10 Carols from the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 22 December on BBC One, as well as the announcement of the all-important number one.
Five thousand singers, the 40-piece Big Sing orchestra, stage choirs and star guests - including Susan Boyle, Michael Ball, classical duo Jonathan and Charlotte, soprano Hayley Westenra and the all-boy choir Libera sing some of the greatest and best-known carols ever written.
Which carol will be number one? Will it be Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, or perhaps O Come All Ye Faithful? Maybe it will be In The Bleak Midwinter or O Little Town of Bethlehem.
The carols in the top 10 (in alphabetical order, not in order of popularity) are:
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
- In The Bleak Midwinter
- It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
- Joy To The World
- O Come All Ye Faithful
- O Come, O Come Emmanuel
- O Holy Night
- O Little Town of Bethlehem
- Once In Royal David’s City
- Silent Night
Notes to Editors
The carols will be sung by the following performers for The Big Sing:
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Stage Choirs and Audience
- In The Bleak Midwinter – Susan Boyle
- It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Stage Choirs and Audience
- Joy To The World – Stage Choirs and Audience
- O Come All Ye Faithful – Stage Choirs and Audience
- O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Stage Choirs and Audience
- O Holy Night – Michael Ball
- O Little Town of Bethlehem – Hayley Westenra
- Once In Royal David’s City – Jonathan and Charlotte
- Silent Night – Libera
More than 25,000 took part in the poll by voting at bbc.co.uk/songsofpraise
Big Sing: The UK’s Top 10 Carols was produced by Matthew Napier. Tommy Nagra is the Executive Producer.
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