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).