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Winter Wonderland 2018

    // St Paul's Covent Garden, London WC2

    Choral music for the season

James MacMillan: And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them & Seinte Mari Moder Milde
John Rutter: What sweeter music
Becky McGlade: In the bleak midwinter
Bertie Baigent: Adam lay ybounden
Bax: Mater ora filium
Trad. American (arr. Jefferson): Oh, what a wonderful child
Kirkpatrick (arr. Mattison): Away in a manger
Spiritual (arr. Powell): Go, tell it on the mountain
Gruber (arr. Johnson): Silent night
Adam (arr. Langford): O holy night!
Trad. Canadian (arr. Sirett): D’où viens-tu, bergère?
Trad. Canadian (arr. Quartel): Huron Carol
Trad. English (arr. Robison): I saw three ships
Mendelssohn (arr. Rubino): Hark! the herald-angels sing
Trad. English (arr. Krogstad): On Christmas Night
James Bassi: The blasts of chill December

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The Elysians are delighted return to St Paul’s Covent Garden for their ever-popular annual ‘Winter Wonderland’, combining some the best ‘serious’ Christmas choral repertoire with a selection of popular classics in superb modern American arrangements. The first half will feature two carols by the choir’s patron Sir James MacMillan alongside the evergreen John Rutter and two young composers Becky McGlade and Bertie Baigent, before finishing with the high-octane masterpiece ‘Mater ora filium’ by Arnold Bax. We then cross the pond for the second half for some American and Canadian carols and a selection of beautifully crafted upbeat arrangements of all-time favourites including ‘O Holy Night’ and ‘Silent Night’.