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AN ELY CHRISTMAS The Girl Choristers & Lay Clerks. Regent

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An Ely Christmas The Girl Choristers And Lay Clerks Regent
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An Ely Christmas

trad.: Deck the Hall
Edwards, P: No small wonder
Adam: O Holy Night
Joubert: There Is No Rose
Warlock: Come to Bethlehem
trad.: Away in a manger
Rooney: Glorificamus Deum
trad.: Cherry Tree Carol
Rubbra: A Hymn to the Virgin, Op. 13 No. 2
Trafford: Sir Christèmas
Mealor: Four Madrigals On Rose Texts: A Spotless Rose
Lole: Love came down at Christmas
Gritton, P: Follow that star
Larkin: Adam Lay Y bounden
Rutter: What sweeter music
Higginson: St Godric’s Hymn
Wood, C: Mater Ora Filium
Stopford: A Christmas Blessing
trad.: The Holly and the Ivy
Kirkpatrick: Away in a Manger
Todd: My Lord has come
Parry, B: Three angels

The Girl Choristers & Lay Clerks of Ely Cathedral
Sarah MacDonald
Aaron Shilson (organ)

New carols, new arrangements, and a selection of beautiful and exhilarating Christmas favourites sung by the remarkable Ely Cathedral Girl Choristers, who are joined in a number of tracks by the Ely Cathedral Lay Clerks. Recorded in the glorious acoustic of Ely Cathedral this disc offers twenty-three immediately attractive and captivating carols for Christmas.

Of particular interest are first recordings of original new carols by Ben Parry, Gary Higginson, Mathew Larkin, Annabel Rooney, and the instantly-memorable winner of the BBC Radio Three Carol Competition 2017, ‘Sir Christèmas’ by Bernard Trafford.

Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir was founded in 2006. The 16 choristers are all boarders at King’s Ely, and are currently in the Senior School, in Years 9 to 13. The girls rehearse four mornings a week before school, and sing Evensong twice per week during school term. Weekend duties and other cathedral commitments occur once or twice a month, and they are regularly involved in the major liturgical feasts, often singing with the boys and men.

Since their foundation the Girls have made several critically acclaimed commercial CDs on the Regent label (both on their own, and jointly with the Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge).

The girls have sung recently with Lesley Garrett and John Rutter, and were featured on BBC television in Gareth Malone’s ‘The Choir: Sing while you work’. The girls have broadcast Choral Evensong on Radio 3 on a number of occasions.

Regent REGCD527

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Format CD
Genre Classical
Label Regent
Release Period October 2018


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