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Winter Wonderland 2017

    at St Paul's Covent Garden

    Christmas choral favourites
    from the Baroque to Bing Crosby

Peter Maxwell Davies: Four Carols from ‘O Magnum Mysterium’
Samuel Scheidt: A child is born in Bethlehem
Andreas Hammerschmidt: Alleluja, freuet euch ihr Christen alle
Peter Warlock: Bethlehem Down
Howard Skempton: To Bethlem did they go
Christopher Rathbone: Blessed be that Lady bright
Herbert Howells: A spotless Rose
John Tavener: The Lamb
Christopher Rathbone: There was a boy (A Salford Carol)
Bob Chilcott: Jesus, springing
16th-century French melody (arr. David Willcocks): Ding dong! merrily on high
French traditional carol (arr. David Willcocks): Quelle est cette odeur agreable?
John Rutter: Jesus child, There is a flower & Shepherd’s Pipe Carol
Jerry Herman (arr. Jerry Rubino): We need a little Christmas
Walter Kent (arr. Kevin Robson): I’ll be home for Christmas
Felix Bernard (arr. Greg Jasperse): Winter Wonderland
George Wyle & Eddie Pola (arr. Bob Krogstad): It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

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Once again the Elysian Singers return to Covent Garden with a sprinkling of serious and popular Christmas music from four centuries. English choral classics by Howells, Warlock, Tavener and Maxwell Davies rub shoulders with gems from the German baroque. And what Christmas would be complete without carols and arrangements by John Rutter and David Willcocks, let alone the great American standards made famous by Bing Crosby and friends. Come and join the celebration!