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The Choir of Westminster Abbey

A Ceremony of Carols


Rorate caeli desuper
O magnum mysterium
Magnificat quinti toni; Joseph lieber, Joseph mein; In dulci jubilo
A Ceremony of Carols
Peter Maxwell Davies
Advent Calendar
Bob Chilcott
What sweeter music
Peter Warlock
Bethlehem Down
Jonathan Dove
The Three Kings
Richard Rodney Bennett
In the bleak midwinter
John Gardner
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
William Walton
All this time


James O’Donnell

The Choir of Westminster Abbey is renowned as one of the finest choirs of its type. Famous throughout the world for its performances at the great State and Royal occasions which take place in the Abbey (most recently the wedding of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), the Choir also undertakes an extensive programme of concerts, broadcasts and recordings, in addition to singing the daily choral services.

In this rare London performance away from the Abbey, the Choir presents a delightfully varied selection of Christmas music, from Renaissance masterpieces by Byrd and Victoria to lesser-known contemporary gems by Bob Chilcott and Jonathan Dove. The centrepiece of the programme is Britten’s magical A Ceremony of Carols, sung by the Abbey Choristers.

The Choir of Westminster Abbey appears by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster.

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