Carols & Readings

Carols and Readings

St George's Bristol
Friday 17th & Saturday 18th December 2010

Gavin Carr Conductor
Nigel Nash Piano



Choir: Gabriel's Message - Basque traditional, arr. Pettman
Everyone: O Little Town of Bethlehem
Choir: Hodie Christus natus est - J P Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Reading: Christmas Eve - C Day Lewis (1904-1972)
Choir: In dulci jubilo - Old German, arr. R L Pearsall (1795-1856)
  Frohlocket - Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)
Everyone: O Come, all ye faithful
Reading: Mary's Song - Lucy Shaw (b.1928)
Choir: The Crown of Roses - P I Tchaikovsky (1840-93)
Reading: Growing Cold - James Townsend
Choir: Wexford Carol- Irish traditional, arr. John Rutter(b.1945)
  In the bleak midwinter - Harold Darke (1888-1976)
Everyone: Lo! He comes with clouds descending
Choir: Jesus Child - John Rutter
  Sussex Carol - English trad., arr. David Willcocks (b.1919)


Choir: Susanni - Richard Rodney Bennett (b.1936)
  Ding dong! merrily on high - 16th cent French arr. Willcocks
Readings: A day off in lieu - David Lewis
Everyone: Good King Wenceslas
Choir: O holy night - Adolphe Adam (1803-56)
  O magnum mysterium - Morten Lauridsen (b.1943)
Reading: Cat in the Manger - U A Fanthorpe (1929-2009)
Choir: from Five Spanish Carols - Glyn Jenkins (Bristol Bach Choir conductor 1982-1999)
       Niño Precioso
       ¡Oh, mi Belén!
       Corre al Portalico
Reading: Restructuring at the North Pole
Choir: Rudolphus Rubrinasus - Marks/Brunelle
  Tomorrow shall be my dancing day - John Gardner (b.1917)
Everyone: Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Reading: Ironic dreams of a white Christmas - Miles Kington
Choir: White Christmas - Irving Berlin, arr. Bernard Wight