The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

Lux de caelo: Music for Christmas
Saturday, 13 December, 2014 - 19:30

Graham Ross and The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge return to St John’s Smith Square alongside The Dmitri Ensemble to perform much-loved Christmas repertoire from around Europe. The performance includes two major Christmas works of the 20th century: Arnold Schoenberg’s extraordinary Friede auf Erden and Britten’s ever-popular A ceremony of carols. The concert marks the official launch of Lux de caelo:

Music for Christmas: the latest recording in The Choir of Clare College’s much-celebrated series of works for the church year.

Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1971, The Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. In addition to its primary function of leading services three times a week in the College chapel, the Choir keeps an active schedule recording, broadcasting, and performing throughout the UK and the world.

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The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
The Dmitri Ensemble
Graham Ross
director
Tanya Houghton
harp
Bach
Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht from Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248
Mendelssohn
Frohlocket ihr Völker auf Erden Op. 79, No. 1
Praetorius
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Praetorius
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Praetorius
Quem pastores laudavere
Trad. Arr. Reginald Jacques
Away in a manger
Trad. Gloucestershire arr. Walford Davies
The Holly and the Ivy
Trad. Herefordshire arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams
The truth from above
Britten arr. Julous Harrison
A Ceremony of Carols
Trad. Spanish arr. Graham Ross
Riù, Riù, Chiù
Trad. Finish arr. John Rutter
Personent hodie
William Mathias
A babe is born
Trad. French arr. David Willcocks
Quelle est cette odeur agréable?
Trad. Italian arr. Graham Ross
Tu scendi dale stelle
Berlioz
L’adieu des bergers
Webern
Dormi, Jesu
Giles Swayne
Coventry Carol Op. 77 No. 4
Trad. arr. David Willcocks
The Infant King
Trad. Austrian Carol arr. Graham Ross
Still, Still, Still
Schoenberg
Friede auf Erden
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