CAROLS WITH ALBION - Sheffield 2014

Friday 19 December at 8.00pm
Holy Trinity Church, Grove Road, MILLHOUSES, Sheffield S7 2GY

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, Rob, Fraser

The programme was:

Peace is born on earth
Gaudete
The Sussex Carol
The truth from above
Advent Antiphons
The Snowman (piano)
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

Away in a manger
The Coventry Carol
The Angel Gabriel
Beata viscera
Alleluia Psallite
The First Nowell
Salutation
One star, made infinite
What child is this?
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.)

 

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