Choral Holiday 2013

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For the fourth annual Choral Holiday, BCE updates the traditional Lessons and Carols service with repertoire both old and new, including Paul Ayre’s reimagining of Handel’s “For unto us a child is born,” several works by Benjamin Britten to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth (including the ever-popular “Ceremony of Carols”), carols by Poston, Rutter, Tavener and  others, and carols for congregation accompanied on the church’s world-famous organ. Selected seasonal readings complement the holiday program.

A Ceremony of Carols

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3:00 PM
Old South Church, Boston

 

PROGRAM (alphabetical listing)

Paul Ayres: For Unto Us a Child is Born (from Messyah) (Area premiere)

Jackson Berkey: Still, still night

Benjamin Britten: A Shepherd’s Carol

Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols (for women’s voices and harp)

Benjamin Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin

Arvo Pärt: Magnificat

Elizabeth Poston: Jesus Christ the apple tree

John Rutter: Angel’s Carol

John Rutter: There is a flower

John Tavener: The Lamb

Arthur Warrell: We wish you a merry Christmas

 

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