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From St John's, Smith Square, London, Petroc Trelawny presents Britten's Ceremony of Carols, with harpist Sally Pryce joining the choir of Trinity College, Cambridge.

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).

40 minutes

Last on

Mon 19 Dec 2011 19:30

Music Played

  • City of London Sinfonia

    • Benjamin Britten

      A Ceremony of carols Op.28 for boys' voices and harp

      Conductor: Stephen LAYTON Performer: Sally PRYCE - Harp Performer: Trinity College Cambridge Choir

    • Benjamin Britten

      St Nicolas Op.42

      Conductor: Stephen LAYTON Performer: Allan CLAYTON - Tenor Performer: City Of London Sinfonia. Performer: Holst Singers Performer: Temple Church Choir Performer: Trinity College Cambridge Choir

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