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Christmas CD released

Posted on 1 December 2011

Join Northern Sinfonia and Simon Halsey for this festive musical celebration, recorded live at Sage Gateshead. Mixing treasured choral favourites with contemporary pieces and new arrangements, this delightful recording captures the spirit of Christmas.

Christmas at Sage Gateshead: Rejoice! is available from our shop at Sage Gateshead, priced at £12.

Track Listings:

1 Fanfare da Festa 1.28
Roderick Elms
Northern Sinfonia

2 O come, O come Immanuel 3.25
Words trad. English; music trad. English arr. Roderick Elms
Northern Sinfonia and Northern Sinfonia Chorus

3 All my heart this night 2.10
Paul Gerhardt; J.G. Eberling
Northern Sinfonia Chorus

4 Sussex Carol 1.39
Anon.; W.J. Kirkpatrick arr. Willcocks
Northern Sinfonia and Quay Voices

5 The First Nowell 4.48
Trad. English; trad. English arr. John Stainer
Northern Sinfonia, choirs and audience

6 The Marvellous Birth 3.06
Elizabeth Jennings; Bob Chilcott
Northern Sinfonia and Quay Voices

7 O Little Town of Bethlehem 2.49
Phillips Brooks; trad. English, harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams
Northern Sinfonia, choirs and audience

8 In dulci jubilo 4.38
14th-cent. German trans. R.L. Pearsall; 14th-cent. German arr. Kenneth Hesketh
Northern Sinfonia and Northern Sinfonia Chorus

9 Hark! the herald angels sing 2.42
Trad. English; Felix Mendelssohn,arranged and with closing fanfare by David Willcocks
Northern Sinfonia, choirs and audience

10 Sleigh Ride 3.11
Leroy Anderson
Northern Sinfonia

11 The Lord is my Shepherd 2.39
Psalm 23 (Authorised King James Version); Howard Goodall
Northern Sinfonia and Quay Voices

12 Wassail Carol 1.47
Trad. English; William Mathias
Northern Sinfonia and Northern Sinfonia Chorus

13 Good King Wenceslas 2.37
Trad. English; Piae cantiones arr. Stainer
Northern Sinfonia, choirs and audience

14 Jingle Bells 1.58
James Lord Pierpont arr. Bob Chilcott
Northern Sinfonia and Quay Voices

15 Ring out, wild bells 5.12
Alfred, Lord Tennyson; Percy Fletcher
Northern Sinfonia and Northern Sinfonia Chorus

16 O come all ye faithful 3.12
G.R. Woodward; 16th-cent. French arr. Willcocks
Northern Sinfonia, choirs and audience

17 We wish you a merry Christmas 2.10
Trad. West Country arr. Bob Chilcott
Northern Sinfonia and Northern Sinfonia Chorus

Christmas at Sage Gateshead: Rejoice! by sage.gateshead

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