The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

A Celebration of Christmas
Wednesday, 17 December, 2014 - 19:30

Introduced by Howard Goodall

The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, was founded just under 500 years ago by Thomas Wolsey and Henry VIII. Now world famous in its own right for the excellence and versatility of its singing, the Choir tours worldwide and undertakes a prodigious recording schedule as well as singing daily in the cathedral. Additionally, the Choir collaborates with a number of orchestras, recently recording Goodall’s Eternal Light: A Requiem for EMI, which won a Classical Brit Award.

What better way to get into the festive spirit than with this programme of some of the most- loved and beautiful Christmas music ever written, performed by one of the greatest cathedral choirs in the world. The concert is presented by Howard Goodall in informative and entertaining festive form.

“Hugely appealing … natural, spacious, rich, expressive performances.” The Sunday Times
“Superb tour de force under its insightful and disciplined director.” International Record Review

www.chchchoir.org

The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
Stephen Darlington
director
Clive Driskill-Smith
organ
Alexander Pott
organ
Traditional
Once in Royal David’s City
Pearsall
In dulci jubilo
Poston
Jesus Christ the Apple tree
arr. Willcocks
Quelle est cette odeur
Walton arr. Murrill
Crown Imperial
Walton
Make we joy now in this fest
Howells
Spotless rose
Holst
Lullay myn liking
Poulenc
Hodie Christus
Darke
In the bleak midwinter
Spanish traditional
Fum, fum, fum
Canteloube
Que frappe ici?
Goodall
I am Christmas Day
Vierne
Final from Symphony No. 6
Gardner
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Warlock
Bethlehem Down
Chilcott
The twelve days of Christmas
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