An English Folk Christmas by candlelight

December 20, 2016
Time : 7.30pm
Venue : St John's Smith Square
Address : London, SW1P 3HA
Phone : 020 7222 1061

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City of London Sinfonia celebrate their heritage of performing and recording English music with this concert inspired by this country’s folk-songs and traditional Yuletide tales. Featuring Vaughan Williams’ evergreen Fantasia on Christmas Carols and This is the Truth Sent from Above, choral pieces from around the English countryside including Warlock’s Bethlehem Down and Stephen Cleobury’s Shropshire Carol, with Christmas tales from Dickens and our other great story-tellers. Alongside this, we invite you to sing along with the City of London Sinfonia and Holst Singers in carols chosen by the audience to ensure you don’t miss out on your own Christmas favourites!

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Vaughan Williams: This is the Truth Sent from above
Bolton: A Garland of Carols
Warlock: Bethlehem Down
Stephen Cleobury: Shropshire Carol
Plus audience carols and readings

Michael Collins conductor
Jeremy Cole conductor