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Temple Winter Festival 2016: Temple Church Choir in seasonal music

Live at the Temple Church, London, a concert by the church's choir and Catrin Finch (harp), for the Temple Winter Festival 2016. With Bernstein, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Walton.

Temple Winter Festival 2016: The Temple Church Choir, with harpist Catrin Finch.

Live from the Temple Church, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia

8.15: Interval

8.35: Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Britten: The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard
Wallton: Coronation Te Deum

Catrin Finch (harp)
Rebecca McChrystal (percussion)
Greg Morris (organ)
Temple Church Choir
Temple Singers
Roger Sayer (director)

The Temple Church Choir and the Temple Singers share the stage for a concert celebrating the 90th birthday of HM The Queen and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Two iconic works of Benjamin Britten are featured, including a truly seasonal offering from the choristers and harpist Catrin Finch in the Ceremony of Carols. The two choirs join forces to perform Bernstein's Chichester Psalms.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Leonard Bernstein

      Chichester Psalms

      Performer: Catrin Finch. Performer: Rebecca McChrystal. Choir: Temple Church Choir. Director: Roger Sayer.
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Serenade to Music

      Performer: Greg Morris. Choir: Temple Singers. Director: Roger Sayer.
    • Benjamin Britten

      Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27

      Singer: Amy Wood. Choir: Temple Singers. Conductor: Roger Sayer.
  • Interval

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Sinfonia from Weihnachts-Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio), BWV 248

      Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
      • J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio).
      • BIS.
      • 010.
    • Franz Liszt

      Scherzoso, Carillon and Schlummerlied from Weihnachtsbaum (Christmas Tree)

      Performer: Leslie Howard.
      • Liszt Christmas Tree - Via Crucis - Chorales / Leslie Howard.
      • Hyperion.
      • 005.
  • Part 2

    • Benjamin Britten

      Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28

      Performer: Catrin Finch. Choir: Temple Church Choir. Director: Roger Sayer.
    • Benjamin Britten

      The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard

      Choir: Temple Singers. Director: Roger Sayer.
    • William Walton

      Coronation Te Deum

      Choir: Temple Church Choir. Choir: Temple Singers. Director: Roger Sayer.
  • Post-concert

    • Enrique Granados

      Piano quintet in G minor Op.49

      Performer: Javier Perianes. Ensemble: Cuarteto Quiroga.
      • Granados, Turina – Piano Quintets.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
      • 1.
    • Francisco Guerrero

      Laudate Dominum à 8

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
      • Flight of Angels.
      • Coro.
      • 5.

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