A Choral Christmas

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LSO String Ensemble and choirs

Wed 21 Dec 2016 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Barbican Hall, London

GORDON THORNETT Rejoice!
TRAD ARR ANDREW CARTER A Maiden Most Gentle
TRAD ARR KARL JENKINS In dulci jubilo
Audience carol: Once in Royal David's City
TRAD ARR LOUIS HALSEY What child is this?
CHRIS EATON ARR DAVID LAWRENCE Saviour's Day
Audience carol: It came upon the midnight clear
JONATHAN DOVE On this wondrous sea (world premiere, LSC commission)
Audience carol: Hark the herald angels sing
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WARLOCK Capriol Suite
TRAD ARR J WILLCOCKS Wassail
JOHN ROX ARR FORBES I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Audience carol: Good King Wenceslas
KEITH THOMAS ARR DAVID LAWRENCE Starlight
DEBORAH PRITCHARD (music) & DAVE NEITA (word) There is a River (LSO commission)
Audience carol: God rest ye merry, Gentlemen
Audience carol: O come all ye faithful

Simon Halsey conductor
Dave Neita presenter
LSO String Ensemble
London Symphony Chorus
LSO Community Choir
LSO Discovery Choirs

Tickets: £10 £18 £24 £30

£3 online booking fee, £4 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

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Part of the 2016/17 season

LSO Sing is supported by the John S Cohen Foundation, LSO Friends, Rothschild Charities Committee, Barnett & Sylvia Shine No 2 Charitable Trust, Slaughter and May and Sir Siegmund Warburg's Voluntary Settlement

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Also in this series

Thu 22 Jun 2017:
LSO Discovery Summer Showcase

Sun 9 Jul 2017:
Andrew Norman Children's Opera

 

A stage packed with 330 singers and LSO instrumentalists to get your Christmas off to a rip-roaring start, including traditional audience carols and Christmas songs.

The LSO’s Choral Christmas brings together children in the LSO Discovery Choirs, local singers in the LSO Community Choir, and the 120-voice London Symphony Chorus, accompanied by the LSO’s String Ensemble under the baton of our choral director. Simon Halsey is an inspirational chorus conductor heading up singing at the London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Proms. His Choral Christmas promises something for everyone.