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A Very Choral Christmas

John Rutter and Bob Chilcott conduct the BBC Singers and BBC Concert Orchestra in Christmas repertoire. Recorded at Saffron Hall.

BBC Singers are joined by the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductors Bob Chilcott and John Rutter in a programme of Christmas music. In a special concert recorded at Saffron Hall, the two composers take turns to conduct their own festive repertoire.

O Come, All Ye Faithful - trad. arr. Rutter/Willcocks
Fantasia on Christmas Carols - Vaughan Williams
Farandole from L'Arlesienne - Bizet
Still, still, still - Ledger
The midnight of your birth- Bob Chilcott
Twelve Days of Christmas - arr. Bob Chilcott
INTERVAL
Christmas Overture - Nigel Hess
Star Carol - John Rutter
3 Carols - Warlock
1. Tyrley, tyrlow
2. Balulalow
3. As I sat under a sycamore tree
Sleigh Ride - Anderson
Shepherd’s Carol - Bob Chilcott
I wonder as I wander - Bob Chilcott
What Sweeter Music - John Rutter
Shepherd's Pipe Carol - John Rutter
Sussex Carol - Bob Chilcott
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - arr. Rutter/Willcocks

BBC Singers
BBC Concert Orchestra
John Rutter - conductor
Bob Chilcott - conductor

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on Christmas Carols

    Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Georges Bizet

    L'Arlésienne Suite No.2: IV - Farandole

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Philip Ledger

    Still, still, still

    Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Bob Chilcott

    The Midnight of your Birth

    Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Bob Chilcott

    The Twelve Days of Christmas

    Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Nigel Hess

    A Christmas Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: John Rutter.
  • John Rutter

    Star Carol

    Performer: John Rutter. Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Peter Warlock

    Three Carols

    Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Leroy Anderson

    Sleigh Ride

    Performer: John Rutter. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Bob Chilcott

    The Shepherd's Carol

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Bob Chilcott

    I wonder as I wander

    Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • John Rutter

    What sweeter music

    Performer: John Rutter. Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • John Rutter

    Shepherd's Pipe Carol

    Performer: John Rutter. Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Bob Chilcott

    Jingle Bells

    Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Sonata in E flat major H.16.52 for piano

    Performer: Zhang Zuo.

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