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Christmas Special from the BBC Radio Theatre

Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein present a Christmas edition, including live performances and readings from Joanna Lumley.

In Tune celebrates Christmas live from the BBC Radio Theatre. Joining Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein are the Girls' Choir of St Catharine's College Cambridge, members of the Chineke! Orchestra, BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year Nancy Kerr, rising star pianist Clare Hammond, and BBC Introducing discovery, accordionist Iosif Purits. Plus our special feature 'Tales from the North' as part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season, and Christmas-themed readings from special guest Joanna Lumley.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Nigel Hess

    Benedictus

    Performer: William Fairbairn. Choir: St Catharine's Girls' Choir.
  • George Onslow

    Nonetto Op.77 - first movement

    Ensemble: Chineke! Orchestra.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Andante and Rondo Capriccioso

    Performer: Clare Hammond.
  • Nancy Kerr

    Sickle and Harvest

    Performer: Nancy Kerr. Performer: Tom Wright.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Humoreske for wind quintet

    Ensemble: Chineke! Orchestra.
  • George Walker

    Lyric for Strings

    Ensemble: Chineke! Orchestra.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    3 Études, Op. 25 - Nos. 2, 6 and 9

    Performer: Clare Hammond.
  • Trad.

    Adam lay ybounden

    Choir: St Catharine's Girls' Choir. Conductor: Edward Wickham.
  • Stevie Wishart, Edward Wickham & St Catherine's Girls' Choir

    Lullaby for Freya (Gaelic lullaby)

  • Béla Bartók

    Six Romanian Folk Dances

    Performer: Iosif Purits.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Children's Scherzo

    Performer: Iosif Purits.
  • Nancy Kerr

    Gingerbread

    Performer: Nancy Kerr. Performer: Tom Wright.
  • Trad.

    The Holly and the Ivy (Sheffield version)

    Performer: Nancy Kerr. Performer: Tom Wright.
  • Trad.

    The Holly and the Ivy (trad version)

    Performer: William Fairbairn. Choir: St Catharine's Girls' Choir.

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