Christmas Program 2021

Christmas Program 2021

Concierto Navidad 2021 – LOS PAISES NÓRDICOS

In recent years our Christmas concerts have featured music from the Americas, the British Isles and mainland Europe. This year we are heading northwards to take a musical tour of Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea.

All the music for this concert has been arranged for us by Delyth  Bressington, our new Musical Director.

 We start our journey in Denmark … 

  • The Prince of Denmark’s March – Jeremiah Clarke (1674 – 1707)
  • Three Danish Christmas Carols
  •                 Et barn er fodt i Betlehem (trad.)
  •                 Child Jesus came to Earth this day (N. Gade)
  •                 Christmas has brought us blessings fair (C. Weyse)

… and move onwards to Sweden …

  • Santa Lucia
  • Two Swedish carols
  • Jul, Jul, stralende Jul (G. Nordqvist)
  • O Yule, full of gladness (arr. Jennings

…. our travels take us to Finland …

  • Andante Festivo – Jean Sibelius (1892-1957)
  • Five Christmas Songs
  • Now stands Yule at the snowy gate
  • Now is Christmas Coming
  • O’er Hill and Dale
  • We ask for nothing rich or rare
  • The shining snows are driven high

…. and now to Norway …

  • Peer Gynt Suite – Edvard Grieg (1843- 1907)
  • The Rose – Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)

…. we cross the Baltic Sea to Latvia …

A Cantata for Christmas Eve – Vilnis Salaks (b. 1939)

… in our dreams we fly high above the world …

The Snowman – Howard Blake (b.1938)

… and we end with some very merry Christmas songs!

Nutcracker Jingles – Bridwell (with special thanks to/gracias a Tchaikovsky)

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