From St John's, Smith Square in London, Stephen Layton conducts a peformance of Britten's St Nicolas, featuring tenor Alan Clayton and a variety of choirs.
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 St Nicolas op.42.
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