Ceremony of Carols
Live from St John's Smith Square, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Britten's Ceremony of Carols and St Nicolas. Harpist Sally Pryce joins the choir of Trinity College, Cambridge for Britten's masterful setting for youthful voices of Christmas texts which begin and end with the plainsong hymn Hodie, Christus natus est.
Allan Clayton is the tenor soloist in Britten's dramatic depiction of the colourful life and joyful death of St Nicolas, Bishop of Myra, a legend that reaches "Across the tremendous bridge of sixteen hundred years..."
Britten A Ceremony of Carols
Sally Pryce (harp), The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Allan Clayton (tenor),
Boys from the Temple Church Choir, The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Holst Singers, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor).