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Album-Release:
2017

HRA-Release:
01.12.2017

Label: Decca

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

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  • Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), Lowell Mason (1792 - 1872):
  • 1Joy To The World!01:54
  • Traditional:
  • 2Ding Dong! Merrily On High01:58
  • Harold Edwin Darke (1888 - 1976):
  • 3In The Bleak Midwinter (I)04:24
  • John Rutter (1945 - ):
  • 4Shepherd's Pipe Carol03:05
  • Adolphe Charles Adam (1803 - 1856):
  • 5O Holy Night05:15
  • Sir John Goss (1800 - 1880):
  • 6See Amid The Winter's Snow04:56
  • Traditional:
  • 7God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen03:22
  • John Linton Gardner (1917 - 2011):
  • 8Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day02:01
  • Traditional:
  • 9The First Nowell04:33
  • John Rutter (1945 - ):
  • 10Angels' Carol03:01
  • Traditional:
  • 11Unto Us Is Born A Son01:58
  • 12O Little Town Of Bethlehem03:18
  • 13Carol Of The Bells02:15
  • Henry John Gauntlett (1805 - 1876):
  • 14Once In Royal David's City04:18
  • Franz Xaver Gruber (1787 - 1863):
  • 15Silent Night02:46
  • Traditional:
  • 16It Came Upon The Midnight Clear03:18
  • Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934):
  • 17In The Bleak Midwinter (II)04:11
  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847):
  • 18Hark! The Herald Angels Sing02:54
  • Traditional:
  • 19Coventry Carol03:07
  • John Rutter (1945 - ):
  • 20Candlelight Carol03:36
  • Traditional:
  • 21Good King Wenceslas03:19
  • William James Kirkpatrick (1838 - 1921):
  • 22Away In A Manger02:16
  • John Francis Wade (1711 - 1786), Sir David Willcocks (1919 - 2015):
  • 23O Come All Ye Faithful05:10
  • Total Runtime01:16:55

Info for The Nation's Favourite Carols

The Nation’s best-loved Carols as chosen by you.

Features special guests Bryn Terfel, Grace Davidson and Trystan Griffiths, conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton and accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

City of London Choir
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Hilary Davan Wetton, direction




Hilary Davan Wetton
is one of Britain's most versatile and dynamic conductors.

He is Musical Director of the City of London Choir, Artistic Director of the Leicester Philharmonic Choir and Associate Conductor of the London Mozart Players. He is also Conductor Emeritus of the Milton Keynes City Orchestra, of which he was founder Conductor and of the Guildford Choral Society.

His wide-ranging career encompasses both choral and orchestral repertoire; he is particularly admired for his interpretations of Haydn and Mendelssohn, as well as English music of the 20th century.

He has made many acclaimed recordings with the Guildford Choral Society, the Holst Singers, the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic and the Milton Keynes Orchestras.

He appears frequently as a guest conductor with choirs and orchestras both in Britain and overseas, and performs regularly on Radio 3. He has a real commitment to young people, both through work with youth orchestras and audience building.

He has also been awarded honorary degrees by the Open University (MA) and de Montfort University (DMus); he is also an Honorary Fellow of the Birmingham Conservatoire.

The City of London Choir
was founded in 1963 and, in the words of The Times, is a ‘leader among non-professional choruses’ . Under the inspirational leadership of Hilary Davan Wetton, it undertakes a busy annual programme, performing at the Barbican and in a well-regarded season at St John’s, Smith Square, with leading professional orchestras, instrumentalists and soloists. The choir also appears regularly at the Royal Albert Hall, on the Southbank, at St Martin-in-the-Fields and outside London. The CLC has earned an enviable reputation, both in the national media and amongst audiences, for its distinctive youthful sound and the quality of its performances. With Hilary Davan Wetton, it has developed a particular reputation for English music of the twentieth century, but its repertoire is broad. The choir’s first two recordings on the Naxos label received wide critical acclaim: In Terra Pax: A Christmas Anthology (8.572102) reached No. 2 in the Gramophone Classical Chart; and Beethoven’s Der glorreiche Augenblick (8.572783) received a five star review in BBC Music Magazine.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Formed in 1946 the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has flourished for seventy years, upholding the legacy of its founder Sir Thomas Beecham. Now under the inspiring leadership of artistic director and principal conductor Charles Dutoit, it continues to bring first-class performances of a wide range of musical repertoire to worldwide audiences. The orchestra has always prided itself on the artistic calibre of its conductors, including Rudolf Kempe, Antal Doráti, André Previn and, more recently, Daniele Gatti. Other highly regarded artists include principal guest conductor Pinchas Zukerman, permanent guest conductor Grzegorz Nowak and newly appointed principal associate conductor Alexander Shelley. The orchestra also enjoys a busy schedule overseas, undertaking several international tours each year, with recent engagements including concerts in Mexico, Germany, Spain, Poland and China.



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