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A Britten Centennial Ceremony of Carols

NEC choir

Choirs from the New England Conservatory of Music, the Back Bay Brass, and other guest artists come together in WCRB's Fraser Performance Studio for a centennial commemoration of Benjamin Britten's birth, featuring the English composer's Ceremony of Carols, recorded on Dec. 5, 2013.

On the program:

Samuel Scheidt, arr. Conrad De Jong - Canzona Bergamasca
Back Bay Brass

Benjamin Britten - Ceremony of Carols
New England Conservatory Concert Choir; Krysten Keches, harp; Erica Washburn, conductor

Hector Berlioz, arr. Michael Tybursky - "The Shepherd's Farewell," from L'enfance du Christ
Back Bay Brass

Trad., arr. Benjamin Britten - The Holly and the Ivy
Alexandra Gilliam, soprano; Meghan Jolliffe, mezzo-soprano; Timothy Ayres-Kerr, tenor; Wenceslas Ostasenko, bass; New England Conservatory Chamber Singers, Deirdre Kellerman, conductor

Benjamin Britten - Hymn (St. Denio) from Suite for Harp, op. 83
Krysten Keches, harp

Benjamin Britten - A Hymn to the Virgin
Anneke Harger, soprano; Elizabeth Dickerson, alto; Sam Jones, tenor; Dylan Evans, bass; New England Conservatory Chamber Singers, Erica Washburn, conductor

Trad., arr. John Rutter - Joy to the World
Isabella Davis, piano; Back Bay Brass; New England Conservatory Concert Choir, Erica Washburn, conductor

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