Voices Of Angels: Gondwana Choirs Celebrate The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Sydney Children’s Choir perform Voices of Angels at City Recital Hall. Photographer Brendon Voight.

Celebrate the festive season with a special show Voices of Angels: The Twelve Days of Christmas with Gondwana Choirs.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Sydney Children’s Choir will mark the festive season with two special concerts. The Twelve Days of Christmas pairs the days and their associated gifts of the much-loved carol with beautiful music from across the centuries.

Gondwana Choirs’ Associate Artistic Director Sam Allchurch makes his directing debut with the Sydney Children’s Choir  which will perform the music of Benjamin Britten and William Mathias, new works by Sally Whitwell and Joseph Twist, as well as other loved Christmas songs.

“Voices of Angels is an opportunity to escape into a Christmas fantasy land with beautiful festive music performed by young voices in the heart of the city. The concert will be an uplifting journey through the twelve days of Christmas with some stunning moments of stillness that are much-needed at this busy time of year,” said Sam Allchurch.

Founded as a single ensemble by Lyn Williams AM in 1989, Sydney Children’s Choir has grown to include more than 500 young people, comprising performing choirs and training ensembles. The choir is known for its distinctive Australian choral sound, precision and discipline, honed through its world-renowned Choral Training Program.

The choir is joined by the Voices of Angels orchestra, led by Helena Rathbone.
Program: Poston Jesus Christ the Apple Tree/ Britten Spring Carol/ Britten Wolcum Yole!/ Trad., arr. Elsley I saw three ships/ James The Three Drovers/ James Carol of the Birds/Britten The Birds/Rutter King Jesus hath a garden/ Sally Whitwell Commission – Forged in the Fire/Porterfield Something Told the Wild Geese/Trad. Joys seven/Britten A New Year Carol/Caldwell Go where I send thee/Trad., arr. Walker O come all ye faithful/Mathias Salvator Mundi/Gardner Tomorrow shall be my dancing day/Howells Come Sing and Dance/
Leighton Jones The Lord that lay in asse stall/Adam O Holy Night/Rutter Shepherd’s Pipe Carol/Trad., arr. Walker Hark the Herald/Trad. Little Drummer Boy/Joseph Twist The Twelve Days of Christmas

Tickets: Standard $65 / Concession $55 / Family 4+ $55 (Booking fees: internet $5.50 / Phone $6.60)
Bookings: www.cityrecitalhall.com or 02 8256 2222

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