CAROLS WITH ALBION - Buxton 2014

Saturday 20 December at 7.30pm
St John's Church, Buxton, SK17 6HJ

Christmas begins with a magical mix of carols old and new 

 

 

Albion singers in this performance were:
Chloe, Tilly, Jenny, Martha, Philippa, Chris, Matthew, Andy, Ben, Fraser

 

The programme was:
Peace is born on earth
Gaudete
The Sussex Carol
The truth from above
Advent Antiphons
Our guests sang There is a flower, El Nacimiento, Rocking

Then we carried on with
A great and mighty wonder
Jesus Christ the apple tree
Silent Night
The skies will thrill with rapture
Verbum caro factum est 
Ding dong, merrily on high

Interval
The Coventry Carol
What child is this?
The Angel Gabriel
Beata viscera
Alleluia Psallite
The First Nowell
Our guests sang 
Walking in a winter wonderland, Christmas Song, Santa Claus is coming to town
Then we came back with
Salutation
One star, made infinite
O holy night
Have yourself a merry little Christmas

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Taking place the weekend before Christmas, Albion’s carol concerts have very quickly become a tradition for many. At that time of year, when so many of the words and tunes we hear are so deeply familiar, Albion’s reimaginings – based on the tunes that inspired them, but clothing them with lush harmonies and soaring descants – bring a sparkling freshness to our celebrations. As always, the ten singers explore the beautiful church and surround the audience with sound. Embracing winter, Advent, and Christmas songs old and new, Carols with Albion presents a warm, glowing evening that, in the words of an audience member last year, “takes carols at Christmas to another level – up, that is! Innovative! Brilliant!”

 

Traditional Christmas refreshments will be on offer, in return for donations. And don’t worry if you haven’t finished your shopping by then, because plenty of copies of our two CDs will be on sale! (In the meantime, see www.albionchoir.bandcamp.com for tracklistings and ordering.)

 

We're delighted to announce that members of Buxton Musical Society will be joining us with some jazzy specials as the evening's special guests!

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