Showing posts with label carols. Show all posts
Showing posts with label carols. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Christmas Carols for the festive season


Christmas Carols @ Otago Museum

Sunday 20 December 2:00 pm
Otago Museum

DAVID BURCHELL, conductor
CAROLINE BURCHELL, soloist
MARK ANDERSON, assistant conductor
CITY CHOIR DUNEDIN
Accompanists: Roland Storm and David Burchell

City Choir Dunedin will delight you with an hour-long programme of Christmas music at the Otago Museum. 

Hear old favourites like "Once in Royal David's City" and "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and other less well-known treasures such as "The Shepherd's Farewell" from L'enfante du Christ, an oratorio by Hector Berlioz. The repetition of a few carols from Britten's hugely popular A Ceremony of Carols performed at our recent Christmas concert in the Town Hall is also on the propramme.

This event has become an annual favourite and is free! 



Photographer: Ian Thomson

Thursday, December 12, 2019

It is the season for carolling

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Christmas Carols @ Meridian Mall

Friday 20 December 6:00 pm
Meridian Mall, George Street, Dunedin


DAVID BURCHELL, conductor
MARK ANDERSON, assistant conductor
CITY CHOIR DUNEDIN

City Choir Dunedin will delight you with a 30-minute programme of Christmas music at Dunedin's Meridian Mall. This event is free!
Accompanists: Roland Storm and David Burchell



Christmas Carols @ Otago Museum

Saturday 21 December 1:00 pm
Otago Museum


DAVID BURCHELL, conductor
MARK ANDERSON, assistant conductor
CITY CHOIR DUNEDIN

City Choir Dunedin will delight you with an hour-long programme of Christmas music at the Otago Museum. This event is free!
Accompanists: Roland Storm and David Burchell

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

100 Carols for Choirs

Practice resources
100 Carols for Choirs edited and arranged by David Willcocks and John Rutter

Tip: How to adjust the video speed while practicing

Page 6 no 1 - A babe is born (William Mathias)


Page 26 no 5 - A spotless Rose (Herbert Howells)


Page 34 no 8 - Alleluya, a new work is come on hand


Page 61 no 13 - Away in a manger (WJ Kirkpatrick arr. David Willcocks)


Page 62 no 14 - Nativity carol (John Rutter)


Page 82 no 18b - Ding dong! Merrily on high (arr. Charles Wood)


Page 83 no 19 - God rest you merry, gentlemen (arr. David Wilcocks)


Page 86 no 20 - Shepherd's pipe carol


Page 102 no 22 - Good King Wenceslas (arr. David Willcosks)


Page 107 no 23 - Hark! the herald-angels sing (Mendelssohn V. 3 arr. David Willcocks)


Page 110 no 24 - Jesus child (John Rutter)


Page 124 no 26 - Here we come a-wassailing (arr. John Rutter)


Page 137 No 30 - I saw a maiden (arr. Edgar Pettman)


Page 154 no 35 - I saw three ships (arr. David Willcocks)


Page 164 no 37 - A merry Christmas (arr. Arthur Warrell)


Page 173 no 39 - In the bleak mid-winter (Gustav Holst)


Page 174 no 40 - In the bleak mid-winter (Harold Darke)


Page 182 no 42 - In dulci jubilo


Page 202 no 47 - Joy to the world! (Lowell Mason, arr. John Rutter)


Page 212 no 51b - Coventry carol (arr. Martin Shaw)


Page 213 no 52 - Sir Christemas (William Mathias)


Page 226 no 54 - O come, all ye faithful (JF Wade, arr. David Willcocks)

Page 233 no 56 - O little one sweet (harm. JS Bach)


Page 234 no 57 - O little town of Bethlehem (R Vaughan Williams and Thomas Armstrong)

Page 246 no 60 - The twelve days of Christmas (arr. John Rutter)


Page 260 no 61 - Once in royal David's city (HJ Gauntlett, arr. AH Mann, David Willcocks)


Page 262 no 62 - Once, as I remember (arr. Charles Wood)


Page 269 no 65 - Past three a clock (arr. Charles Wood)


Page 270 no 66 - Quelle est cette odeur agréable? / Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing? (arr. David Willcocks)


Page 302 no 74 - The Infant King (arr. David Willcocks)


Page 306 no 76 - Still, still, still (arr. Philip Ledger)


Page 316 no 80 - Joys seven (arr. Stephen Cleobury)


Page 323 no 81 - The first Nowell (arr. David Willcocks)


Page 328 no 82 - The holly and the ivy (arr. H Walford Davies)


Page 333 no 85 - There is a flower (John Rutter)


Page 344 no 89 - The shepherds' farewell (Hector Berlioz)


Page 357 no 92 - Unto us is born a Son (arr. David Willcocks)


Page 370 no 95 - Kings of Orient (J.H. Hopkins arr. David Willcocks)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas carols to delight you


Christmas @ Otago Museum

Saturday 22 December 1:00 pm
Otago Museum, Atrium Level 1

Entry Free

DAVID BURCHELL, conductor
MARK ANDERSON, assistant conductor
CITY CHOIR DUNEDIN
Accompanists: Roland Storm and David Burchell

City Choir Dunedin presents an hour-long programme of Christmas music at the Otago Museum. In recent years this has become a popular event at the Otago Museum. Come early to get a good seat, and enjoy beautiful Christmas carols. Some you will know, but there will also be some delightful carols not heard quite so often.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Carols Live at the Otago Museum

City Choir Dunedin,  24 December 2016  (Photo credit Sean Waller)
City Choir Dunedin presented an hour-long programme of Christmas music at the Otago Museum on Saturday 24 December 2016. An enthusiastic and appreciative audience of about 300 people were there to enjoy the music, some singing along with the traditional carols!

Conductor: David Burchell
Assistant conductor: Mark Anderson
Accompanists: Roland Storm and David Burchell
Soloist: Caroline Burchell

The programme of Christmas music consisted of the following:

Once in Royal David’s City
God rest you merry gentlemen
Ding dong, merrily on high
O little town of Bethlehem
Silent night
For unto us a child is born (from Messiah by Handel)
Coventry carol
There were shepherds → Glory to God (from Messiah by Handel)
While shepherds watched (arr. David Burchell)
Fallt mit danken (from Christmas Oratorio by Bach)
O little one sweet
Chorale No. 23 (from Christmas Oratorio by Bach)
Hark! The herald angels sing
Good King Wenceslas
Deck the halls
We wish you a merry Christmas

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Shepherd's Pipe

John Rutter.I discovered a new composer (for me) today - heard this Christmas carol on the radio this morning and thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread!

Have a listen: http://homepage.mac.com/kokopelliphotos_01/videos/iMovieTheater46.html

There is also this version on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfQISWFyyz8


About the composer: John Milford Rutter CBE (born September 24, 1945) is an English composer, choral conductor, editor, arranger and record producer. In 1981 he founded his own choir, the Cambridge Singers, which he conducts and with which he has made many recordings of sacred choral repertoire (including his own works), particularly under his own label Collegium Records. He still lives near Cambridge, but frequently conducts other choirs and orchestras around the world.

In 1980 he was made an honorary Fellow of Westminster Choir College, Princeton, and in 1988 a Fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians. In 1996 the Archbishop of Canterbury conferred a Lambeth Doctorate of Music upon him in recognition of his contribution to church music.

I think our choir would just love to sing the Shepherd's Pipe!