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An irresistible mix of choral performances

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of unmissable choral music including a beloved chorus from Handel's oratorio, Samson; Brahms's 'English' Requiem, and a seasonal favourite: Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on Christmas Carols.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Wolcum Yole! (A Ceremony of Carols)

    Performer: Sara Cutler. Choir: St Thomas Choir Of Men And Boys, 5th Avenue, New York. Conductor: John (U.S.A.) Scott.
    • Dancing Day.
    • Resonus.
    • 4.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Wachet Auf!

    Performer: Apollo’s Fire. Singer: Jolle Greenleaf. Singer: Kirsten Sollek-Avella. Singer: Ryan Turner. Singer: Paul Shipper. Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell.
    • Praetorius: Christmas Vespers.
    • Avie.
    • 3.
  • Luigi Cherubini

    Antifona sul canto fermo 8. tona

    Choir: Chor des Beyerischen Rundfunks. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Let the Bright Seraphim (Samson)

    Singer: Lynne Dawson. Choir: The Sixteen. Orchestra: Symphony of Harmony and Invention. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO : COR-16008.
    • CORO.
    • 2.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Paimenten Jaahyvaiset Pyhalle Perheelle (Shepherds' Farewell)

    Performer: Jan Lehtola. Choir: Helsingin kamarikuoro. Conductor: Nils Schweckendiek.
    • BIS.
  • Roderick Williams

    Christmas Bells

    Performer: Jonathan Eyre. Choir: Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir. Conductor: Ralph Allwood.
    • Signum Classics.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Sanctus (War Requiem)

    Singer: Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya. Choir: Bach Choir. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • Decca.
  • Johannes Brahms

    How lovely is Thy dwelling place ('An English Requiem')

    Performer: James Baillieu. Performer: Richard Uttley. Choir: King'S College Singers London. Conductor: Joseph Fort.
    • Johannes Brahms: An English Requiem.
    • Delphian.
    • 4.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    O viridissima virga

    Choir: Gothic Voices. Conductor: Christopher Page.
    • HYPERION : CDA 66039-.
    • HYPERION.
    • 6.
  • John Rutter

    Sans Day Carol

    Singer: Maddy Prior. Ensemble: Carnival Band.
    • Christmas Music Through The Ages.
    • Saydisc.
    • 19.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on Christmas Carols

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Choir: Joyful Company of Singers. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS : Chan-10385.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.
  • Trad.

    Silent Night

    Choir: Take 6.
    • Reprise.

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