Choral Holiday 2013


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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