A Christmas Celebration
9th Sep 2016
CD HLL 7545
Hallé Choir *
Hallé Youth Choir ^
Hallé Children's Choir ~
A Christmas Overture Nigel Hess
O Holy Night Adam arr. Battiwalla *
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day John Gardner ^
In Dulci Jubilo arr. Pearsall *^
Noel Roderick Elms
Somewhere in my Memory John Williams ~
Fairytale Sleighride Adam Saunders
Angels’ Carol John Rutter *
Waltz, Winter Bonfire Sergei Prokofiev
Personent Hodie arr. Gustav Holst *
The Holy Boy John Ireland
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree Elizabeth Poston ^
A Christmas Carnival Richard Bissill
In The Bleak Midwinter Harold Darke/Christina Rossetti *^
Dance of the Tumblers Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Christmas on the Beach at Waikiki Marta Keen arr. Alwyn Green ~
Sleighride Leroy Anderson
We wish you a Merry Christmas *^
An album celebrating the Manchester festive tradition when the whole Hallé musical family, not just the Hallé and Hallé Choir, but the Hallé’s superb Youth Choir and Children’s Choir too, join together for their hugely popular annual Christmas concerts.
This album contains a delightful collection of popular, ever-loved and newly discovered seasonal gems, covering orchestral and choral works from across the Christmas ages.
Includes works by composers acclaimed for their film and TV music, Hollywood’s own John Williams and Nigel Hess (Ladies in Lavender; Hetty Wainthropp Investigates)
Featuring choral must-haves including seasonal gems from British composers John Rutter and John Gardner.
Orchestral showpieces include Noel!, specially written for Hallé and conductor Stephen Bell and described as a ‘Festive Romp for Organ and Orchestra’, and in American favourite Sleigh Ride by Leroy.
“A lovely festive celebration and a reminder of what Christmas is all about”
Oldham Chronicle (2014)