Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival returns to Barbican Hall with all the traditional Christmas music you’d expect, and some great surprises to make this December the most wonderful time of the year.
One of those surprises will be The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge heralding the Christmas season, joined on stage by the superb Crouch End Festival Chorus. A glorious programme of festive classics includes a sublime selection of carols performed by the angelic voices of the chapel choristers as well as Carols for all.
Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra; Daniel Hyde conductor; Choir of King’s College, Cambridge; Crouch End Festival Chorus.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Opening Chorus (‘Jauchzet, frohlocket’) from Christmas Oratorio, Part 1
Arcangelo Corelli: ‘Allegro’ and ‘Pastorale’ from Christmas Concerto
Engelbert Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel Overture
Giacomo Puccini: ‘O soave fanciulla’ from La bohème
Johann Sebastian Bach: Movements 1,4 & 7 from Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140
George Frideric Handel: ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ from Messiah
John Rutter: All Bells in Paradise
Sans Day Carol Trad (arr Robinson) Hereford Carol
Trad (arr Willcocks) Gabriel’s Message
John Gardner: The Holly and the Ivy
Trad (arr Willcocks) O come all ye faithful Hark! The herald angels sing.
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS. Date: 20th December. Time: 7.30pm. Admission: £22.50 – £54.
For more Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival details and Booking: www.barbican.org.uk