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The Spirit of Christmas Present

(Meridian, 2011)

James Whitbourn: Missa Carolae
James MacMillan: Dominus Dabit
Benignitatem & O Radiant Dawn
John McCabe: I Sing of a Maiden *
Francis Pott: A Hymn to the Virgin **
Bob Chilcott: Remember, O thou Man
John Woolrich: Spring in Winter
Stephen McNeff: Carol of the Birds *
Trad. arr. Howard Goodall: The Angel Gabriel
James Lavino: Before the Paling of the Stars *
Tarik O’Regan: Bring Rest, Sweet
Dreaming Child ***
Gruber arr. Jonathan Rathbone: Silent Night

* first recording ** first commercial recording *** first SATB recording

Listen to Silent Night (excerpt)
♦ “An entrancing aural kaleidoscope, which beguiles with its ravishing combination of the ethereal and the profound” (Radio 3 broadcaster, Jeremy Summerly)
♦ “The singing is among the finest you’ll hear from a chamber choir” (Radio WRST, University of Wisconsin)
♦ “A very enterprising selection…the choir make a light, fresh sound and sing with enthusiasm and commitment…the music is well performed and well recorded” (MusicWeb)

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