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Christmas Special: The Sixteen, Martin James Bartlett, The David Rees-Williams Trio, Laura van der Heijden, Michael Morpurgo

Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein present a special Christmas edition. With pianist Martin James Bartlett, The Sixteen, the David Rees-Williams Trio and festive seasonal readings.

Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein host an irresistible afternoon of music making and Christmas cheer live from Broadcasting House's historic Radio Theatre. Guests include BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014 - pianist Martin James Bartlett, BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012, cellist Laura van der Heijden, the superlative choral voices of The Sixteen, jazz/classical fusion group David Rees-Williams Trio, and festive seasonal readings from impressionist and comedian Jon Culshaw, and writer Michael Morpurgo.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Andy Whitfield

    Can it be true?

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Gustav Holst

    In the Bleak Midwinter

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Eamonn Dougan.
  • Franz Liszt

    Liebestraume No.3

    Performer: Martin James Bartlett.
  • David Rees-Williams

    Handel Leaves

    Ensemble: David Rees Williams Trio.
  • Robert Schumann

    Fantasy Piece No.1 Op.73

    Performer: Laura van der Heijden. Performer: Alison Rhind.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Sonata No.7 - Finale

    Performer: Martin James Bartlett.
  • Shostakovich

    Cello Sonata - 2nd mvmt

    Performer: Laura van der Heijden. Performer: Alison Rhind.
  • Tom├ís Luis de Victoria

    O Magnum Mysterium

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Eamonn Dougan.
  • Trad.

    Ding Dong! Merrily on High

    Choir: The Sixteen. Performer: Laura van der Heiden.
  • Traditional French

    Il est ne, le divin Enfant

    Ensemble: David Rees Williams Trio.
  • Peter Warlock

    Bethlehem Down

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Eamonn Dougan.

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