Liam Byrne, Peter Phillips, Julian Joseph, John Mark Ainsley, Malcolm Martineau
Sean Rafferty presents. With conductor Peter Phillips, pianist Julian Joseph's favourite Christmas music, and live music from viol player Liam Byrne and tenor John Mark Ainsley.
Sean Rafferty with live music and conversation. Conductor Peter Phillips discusses his acclaimed choir The Tallis Scholars as they prepare for a Christmas concert. And today's Christmas Cracker is from jazz pianist/composer and BBC Ten Pieces Ambassador Julian Joseph who introduces his favourite seasonal music. Viol player Liam Byrne performs live - as well as Renaissance music, he commissions new works for the instrument; and there's more live music from tenor John Mark Ainsley and pianist Malcolm Martineau ahead of their Wigmore Hall recital in London.
Plus, another of the shortlisted entries for BBC Radio 3 Breakfast's Christmas Carol Competition.
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