Tuesday 15 December, 5pm and 7.30pm
Wednesday 16 December, 5pm and 7.30pm
This concert will be recorded for later broadcast on Wednesday 23 December at 7.30pm.
Traditional The truth from above
Will Todd My Lord has come
Palestrina Rorate caeli
Howard Skempton Adam lay ybounden
Byrd Rorate caeli
Traditional Gabriel’s message
Nicholas Allan Jesus’ Christmas Party
plainsong Veni, veni Emmanuel
Jonathan Dove I am the Day
Traditional Wexford Carol
Lassus Laetentur caeli
Ord Adam lay ybounden
Byrd Laetentur caeli
Clement Clarke Moore The Night before Christmas
Leontovich Carol of the Bells
McDowall Now may we singen
Thursday 17 December, 1.15pm
Louis-Claude Daquin Noël Suisse
Henri Mulet Noël
Three Chorale Preludes:
- JS Bach Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 659
- Jeanne Demessieux Rorate Caeli
- JS Bach Wachet Auf BWV 645
Alexandre Guilmant Offertoire sur Deux Noëls
Judith Bingham The Dawn of Redeeming Grace
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, from the Nutcracker Suite Op.71a
- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
- Dance of the Reed Pipes
Olivier Messiaen Dieu Parmi Nous (La Nativité du Seigneur)
Thursday 17 December, 5pm and 8pm
Down for the Count Concert Orchestra feat. City String Ensemble with conductor Mike Paul-Smith.
Programme to include:
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
That Ole Devil Called Love
When I Fall In Love
Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Chestnuts Roasting (The Christmas Song)
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Friday 18 December, 12pm and 4pm
Programme to include Christmas classics, pop hits, carols and musical numbers.
Friday 18 December, 7pm
Saturday 19 December, 2pm and 7pm
Programme to include reworkings of Christmas classics and modern seasonal favourites.
Saturday 19 December, 7pm
Live performance with socially distanced audience and ticketed live stream.
Host Nigel Williams/ Carroll Thompson/ Paul Lee/ Jo Harrop/ Tara Minton
Featuring Pianist Alex Webb/ pianist Phil Merriman/ pianist Paul Edis/ guitarist Ciyo Brown/ saxophonist Tommaso Starace/ trumpeter Freddie Gavita/ double bassist Ed Babar/ drummer David Ingamells/ Amika String Quartet.
Sunday 20 December, 12pm and 4pm
Programme to include Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, Coventry Carol, Silent Night and Christmas carols written in the last century.
Monday 21 December, 12pm and 4pm
Programme to include trumpet ensemble arrangements of Christmas music ranging from Britten to Mariah Carey.
Tuesday 22 December, 12pm and 4pm
Programme to include Christmas pieces from the UK, Europe and America, from Victoria’s O Magnum mysterium to carol arrangements and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.
Thursday 24 December, 3pm
Soprano Harriet Eyley/ Mozart Festival Chorus/ Mozart Festival Ensemble in full 18th century costume/ conductor Steven Devine/ special guest reader Mark Williams
Cullen Joy to the World
Pearsall In dulci jubilo
Willcocks I saw three ships
Handel Let the Bright Seraphim
Rutter Sussex Carol
Handel Eternal Source of Light Devine
Willcocks Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Vaughan Williams O Little Town of Bethlehem
Sunday 27 December, 3.30pm and 7pm
Strauss Die Fledermaus Overture
Strauss Trish-trasch Polka
Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite
Strauss Blue Danube Waltz
Thursday 31 December, 3pm and 7pm
Rainer Hersch Orkestra with I Fagiolini Choir.
Trump: The Opera (world premiere)
The Brexit Train or ‘Goodbye E.U.’
BBC Radio 4 The Shipping Forecast (orchestrated)
Beethoven Complete Symphonies in 5 minutes
Bizet Carmen Overture
Handel Zadok the Priest (‘translated’)
Pachelbel Canon Remix
Wagner The Ride of the Valkyries
plus, the traditional, comedy ‘conducting competition’, seasonal favourites and more.