Carols by Candlelight
Travel back in time for a sublime concert of carols and seasonal classics, staged in full 18th-century costume in an evocative candlelit-style setting.
- Mozart Festival Orchestra
- Steven Devine conductor
- Gemma Summerfield soprano
- Mark Williams presenter
- . Mozart Festival Chorus
- Handel: Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem No.1)
- Christmas Carol: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
- Darke: In the bleak midwinter
- Mozart: Laudate Dominum from Vesperae solennes de confessore
- Robert Pearsall: In dulci jubilo
- Christmas Carol: O Come, O Come Emmanuel; While Shepherds Watched arr. Willcocks
- Corelli: Allegro; Pastorale from Concerto grosso in G minor, Op.6 No.8 (Christmas)
- Christmas Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem arr. Vaughan Williams; Deck the Hall arr. Willcocks
- Handel: Excerpts from Messiah including Hallelujah Chorus
- Vivaldi: Gloria (1st movement) from Gloria, RV.589
- Christmas Carol: The First Nowell; Sussex Carol arr. Willcocks
- Howells: A spotless rose (from 3 Carol-anthems)
- Handel: Or let the merry bells ring round from L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
- Christmas Carol: Once in Royal David's City arr. Willcocks
- Bach: Air from Orchestral Suite No.3 in D, BWV.1068 (Air on a G string)
- Christmas Carol: Good King Wenceslas arr. Jacques; Joy to the World arr. Cullen
- Handel: Aria, Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson; Aria, Eternal source of light divine from Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne
- Christmas Carol: O Come All Ye Faithful arr. Willcocks
- John Rutter: The Twelve Days of Christmas
- Christmas Carol: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing arr. Willcocks
Dates & times
Approximate run time: 145 mins.
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