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Monday - The Best of 2017 - BBC Symphony Chorus

The BBC Symphony Chorus, conducted by Neil Ferris, sing carols from Maida Vale Studios, including works by Mathias, McDowall, Skempton, Becky McGlade, Will Todd, and Kerry Andrew.

This week Afternoon Concert features the 'Best of 2017' from the BBC performing groups. Today features a Christmas Concert performed by the BBC Symphony Chorus with their new choral director Neil Ferris, with a striking sequence of carols. Their selection mixes reflection, fireside warmth, and celebration, and features Christmas favourites alongside newer compositions and arrangements from Kerry Andrew, Mark Boden, Michael Higgins, Bernard Hughes, Cecilia McDowall and Becky McGlade.

Presented by Penny Gore

Mark David Boden: Awake glad heart
Cecilia McDowall: O Oriens
Howard Skempton: Adam lay ybounden
Arr Michael Higgins: The Angel Gabriel
Cheryl Frances-Hoad: There is no rose
Malcolm Archer: A little child there is yborn
Will Todd: Christus est stella
Randall Thompson: Alleluia
William Mathias: A babe is born
Becky McGlade: In the bleak mid-winter
Arr Bob Chilcott: In dulci jubilo
Morten Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium
Kerry Andrew: Out of the Orient Crystal Skies
Fredrick Sixten : Mary's Lullaby (Stille Nacht)
Bernard Hughes: Christmas bells
Richard Elfyn Jones: Good King Wenceslas

BBC Symphony Chorus
Richard Pearce (organ)
Neil Ferris (conductor).

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Mark David Boden

    Awake Glad Heart

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Neil Ferris.
  • Cecilia McDowall

    O Oriens

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Neil Ferris.
  • Howard Skempton

    Adam lay ybounden

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Neil Ferris.
  • Cheryl Frances-Hoad

    There is no rose

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Neil Ferris.
  • Malcolm Archer

    A little child there is yborn

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Neil Ferris.
  • Will Todd

    Christus est stella

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Neil Ferris.
  • Randall Thompson

    Alleluia

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Neil Ferris.
  • William Mathias

    A babe is born

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Neil Ferris.
  • Becky McGlade

    In the bleak mid-winter

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Neil Ferris.
  • Morten Lauridsen

    O Magnum Mysterium

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Neil Ferris.
  • Kerry Andrew

    Out of the Orient Crystal Skies

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Neil Ferris.
  • Fredrik Sixten

    Mary's Lullaby (Stille Nacht)

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Neil Ferris.
  • Bernard Hughes

    Christmas Bells

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Neil Ferris.
  • Richard Elfyn Jones

    Good King Wenceslas

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Neil Ferris.
  • Bernard Trafford

    2017 Breakfast Carol Competition WINNING ENTRY Sir Christemas

    Choir: BBC Singers. Singer: Olivia Robinson. Conductor: David Hill.
    • BBC recording.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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