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Format: 2014-12-19
Format: 2014-12-19
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    20 December 2014 - 7:30pm
    Christmas Celebrations | Thame Chamber Choir
    Duncan Aspden, Thame Chamber Choir, Thame Children's Choir, Timothy Wakerell
    St Mary's Church Thame OX9 3AJ
    United Kingdom

    This year a double helping of festive delights. At 4.30pm a short concert especially suitable for families with younger children. At 7.30pm a longer concert (with interval) for those who want everything.

    Both concerts feature old favourites and modern twists of festive song. There's traditional refreshment (including mince pies), our very own children's choir TCC2, plus familiar carols to sing along with in a beautiful candlelit atmosphere.

    Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Gifts for the Child of Winter
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    Lullaby, Jesus Child
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    I wonder as I wander
    Carl Rütti (1949-)
    Children, go where I send thee
    Roderick Williams ()
    Adam lay y bounden
    Carson Cooman (1983-)
    Go, tell it on the mountain
    Ken Burton ()
    Spanish Carol from 2 Spanish Carols
    Andrew Carter (1939-)
    King Jesus hath a garden
    Stuart Nicholson (1975-)
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    20 December 2014 - 7:30pm
    Abbey Singers: Feast of Mary - a Christmas Celebration
    Abbey Singers, Carlisle, Edward Taylor, Jonathan Millican
    St James Church Carlisle CA2 5PD
    United Kingdom

    The Abbey Singers present 'Feast of Mary: A Christmas Celebration'

    Our Christmas concert this year is a reflection on the Virgin Mary at Christmas time. We will be singing music from renaissance Spain through 19th and 20th century Europe to England and the USA in the 21st century - including a new piece by our own Musical Director Jonathan Millican. Some of the music is a cappella whilst other pieces have organ accompaniment. The common factor? The interpretation through music of the role of the Virgin Mary at Christmas.

    In the first half we will be singing a range of music by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Herbert Howells, Anton Bruckner, Edvard Grieg, Arvo Pärt and Sergei Rachmaninov on the themes of 'Magnificat' and 'Ave Maria'.

    Whilst the second half consists of carols, some well known and some from as far away as Norway and New Zealand, with opportunities for our audience to join us in the well known favourites. The carols are interspersed with beautiful and thought-provoking music by Morten Lauridsen, Urmas Sisask and the exquisite 'Agnus Dei' from the mass by Swiss composer Frank Martin.

    Carlisle Cathedral's excellent Assistant Organist Matthew Taylor will play two organ solos which are guaranteed to delight the ear - beacuse his playing and choice of complementing pieces always do!

    Magnificat primi toni
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    Ave Maria, gratia plena (in 8 parts)
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    Ave maris stella
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Bogoroditse Devo
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Ave Maria in D
    Jonathan Millican (1981-)
    Magnificat from Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, 'St Pauls'
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    O Magnum Mysterium
    Morten Lauridsen (1943-)
    Agnus Dei from Mass for double choir
    Frank Martin (1890-1974)
    Benedictio
    Urmas Sisask (1960-)
    Magnificat
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    A Babe is Born
    William Mathias (1934-1992)
    Gentle Mary
    Tamsin Amelia Jones (1972-)
    Lullaby Carol
    David Hamilton (1955-)
    A spotless rose
    Ola Gjeilo (1978-)
    Sir Christèmas
    William Mathias (1934-1992)
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