The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Christmas Festival
Wednesday, 18 December, 2013 - 19:30

THE MYSTERY OF CHRISTMAS

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 much-loved Christmas music performed by one of the greatest cathedral choirs in
the world. Many of the carols are familiar and all are very beautiful. The concert is presented by Howard Goodall in informative and entertaining festive form.

“Hugely appealing … natural, spacious, rich, expressive performances.” The Sunday Times

“They do a fantastic job and the soundworld is terrific.” BBC Music Magazine

 

Please note that the Crypt will be closed after the performance for post-concert reception.

Stephen Darlington
director
Programme includes
In dulci jubilo
Silent Night
Cornysh
Ave Maria
Trad. arr. Darlington
Susanni
Poulenc
O magnum mysterium
Ives
Little star of Bethlehem
Goodall
Romance of the Ephiphany
Vierne
Final movement from Symphony no. 3
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