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Saturday 9th December
St James', Sussex Gardens, W2 3UD

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols, music by Todd, Mendelssohn
and Christmas Carols with brass accompaniment

Hanover Choir & London Metropolitan Brass
Tom Isherwood (tenor), Dan Marks (cello), Tori Longdon (conductor)
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For our main concert this Christmas, we have put together a fine selection of festive music, plus a chance to give your own vocal cords a blast, accompanied by a small but perfectly formed sparkling brass band.

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Concert Details

Our main piece is Ralph Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Christmas Carols, which takes some traditional English carols and transforms them into absolutely rapturous harmony. The band get a solo with the fabulous Troika from the Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijie suite. We also have some modern pieces that you may not be so familar with, but will come to love, including Todd's My Lord Has Come.

Finally, we round off the concert with some rousing carols, to send you on your way with a song in your step.

The venue, St James's, is just a step away from Paddington and is a superb venue, with excellent accoustics and wonderful stained glass window. It has enough space for us to offer seats on the door, although you'll find that the tickets are cheaper if brought in advance. The concert will take place by candlelight to make an even more Christmassy atmosphere.

1. Fantasia on Christmas Carols - Ralph Vaughan Williams
2. Troika, from Lieutenant Kije Suite Op 60 - Sergey Prokofiev, arranged by Robert Houssart
3. Break forth, O beauteous, heavenly light, from Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 - Johann Sebastian Bach
4. Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child - Kenneth Leighton
5. My Lord has come - Will Todd
6. Carol of the Bells - Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, arranged by Peter J Wilhousky
7. Cradle Song (lyrics William Blake) - Roger Cooper
8. Carols for choir and audience - Various

 

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