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Simon Callow's Dickensian Christmas

The BBC Singers are joined by actor Simon Callow in a performance of Dickensian Christmas readings and carols. Conducted by Ben Palmer with organist Annie Lydford.

Performed in St Luke's Church, Chelsea, the BBC Singers and Simon Callow explore the world of Charles Dickens with seasonal readings and Christmas carols. With conductor Ben Palmer and organist Annie Lydford.

AUDIENCE CAROL - The First Nowell (English trad, arr David Willcocks)
READING - Christmas Festivities
CAROL - Remember, O Thou Man (Thomas Ravenscroft)
READING - Christmas Festivities 2
CAROL - 'Twas in the Winter Cold (Joseph Barnby)
READING - The Life of Our Lord
CAROL - Sleep Holy Babe (John Dykes)
CAROL - The Holly and the Ivy (English trad, arr Henry Walford Davies)
READING - Dingley Dell
AUDIENCE CAROL - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (English trad, arr David Willcocks)
READING - Carol from 'The Pickwick Papers'
READING - The Christmas Waits from 'A Christmas Tree'
CAROL - Deck the Hall (Welsh trad, arr David Willcocks)
READING - Marigold
CAROL - O Holy Night (Adolphe Adam, arr John Rutter)
READING - A Christmas Carol
AUDIENCE CAROL - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Last on

Christmas Day 2017 17:00

Music Played

  • Träd

    The first Nowell

    Performer: Annie Lydford. Music Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Thomas Ravenscroft

    Remember, O thou man

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Joseph Barnby

    'Twas in the winter cold

    Performer: Annie Lydford. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • John Goss

    See amid the winter's snow

    Performer: Annie Lydford. Music Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Trad.

    The Holly and the Ivy

    Music Arranger: Henry Walford Davies. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Träd

    God rest you merry, gentlemen

    Music Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Träd

    Deck the hall

    Music Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Adolphe Adam

    O Holy Night

    Performer: Annie Lydford. Music Arranger: John Rutter. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Hark! The herald-angels sing

    Performer: Annie Lydford. Music Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Robert Schumann

    Fantasy in C major Op.17

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • Pictures at an Exhibition.
    • Harmonia Mundi.

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