A Britten Centennial Ceremony of Carols

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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.

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Samuel Scheidt, arr. Conrad De Jong - Canzona Bergamasca
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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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