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Marc Gregg’s Soap Opera - Christmas

Marc Gregg takes us on a journey through song, demystifying the complexity of this musical form & shaking off its associated baggage. For the final episode, we go all Christmassy.

Marc Gregg takes us on a journey through song, demystifying the complexity of this musical form and shaking off its associated baggage. This series simply encourages the audience to discover the power of the human voice and the emotions stirred through operatic storytelling. For the final episode, we go all Christmassy.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • John Tavener

    The Lamb

    Lyricist: William Blake. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
    • Christmas At King's.
    • EMI.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Hymn to the Virgin

    Choir: VOCES8.
    • Equinox.
    • VCM.
  • Thomas Helmore

    Veni, Veni Emmanuel

    Lyricist: Trad.. Choir: The King’s Singers.
    • King's Singers: Christmas.
    • Signum.
  • Trad.

    Coventry Carol

    Choir: The King’s Singers.
    • King's Singers: Christmas.
    • Signum.
  • Adolphe Adam

    O Holy Night

    Choir: Anúna.
    • A Christmas Selection.
    • Danú.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Domine, ego Credidi

    Singer: Marcus Ullmann. Choir: Vocalensemble Rastatt. Conductor: Holger Speck.
    • Camille Saint-Saëns: Oratorio de Noël op 12.
    • Carus.
  • Hector Berlioz

    L'enfance du Christ, Op 25, H 130: Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode, Scene 4 - la Voix Dit Vrai, Seigneur

    Singer: Matthew Rose. Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Tenebrae.
    • Berlioz: L'enfance du Christ.
    • LSO.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Lux Aurumque

    Composer: Edward Esch. Composer: Charles Anthony Silvestri. Singer: Marcus Ullmann. Choir: Eric Whitacre Singers. Conductor: Eric Whitacre.
    • Light And Gold.
    • One Step Music.
  • Andrew Carter

    Mary’s Magnificat

    Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha.
    • Christmas with St. John's.
    • Signum.
  • Boris Ord

    Adam Lay Ybounden

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • Christmas At King's.
    • EMI.
  • Trad.

    The Truth from Above / Herefordshire Carol

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Music Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • Christmas At King's.
    • EMI.
  • Robert Wells

    The Christmas Song

    Composer: Mel Tormé. Singer: Nat King Cole.
    • The Best Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Tom Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Mat Monro, Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong and Friends album in the world....Ever! Vol. 2.
    • Virgin.
  • Ralph Blane

    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

    Composer: Hugh Martin. Singer: Judy Garland.
    • A Star Is Born.. Judy Garland Her Greatest Hits.
    • Emi.
  • Mykola Leontovych

    Carol of the Bells

    Conductor: Jens Bauditz. Choir: Der Hamburger Knabenchor.
    • A Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols.
    • Rondeau.

Credit

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Presenter Marc Gregg

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