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Cambridge Voices Christmas concert


Wednesday 19th December 2018

Venue: Babylon Gallery
Category: Classical Music
One Liner: Festive concert
Price Info: £12 / £6
Time Info: Doors 7pm for 7.30pm

Fundraising event for Babylon ARTS
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols:
A 100th anniversary concert celebration led by Cambridge Voices
Wednesday 19th December 2018 Doors & Bar from 7pm, concert 7.30pm
An intimate festive concert in the Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely, CB7 4AU

Precisely 100 years ago, the very first Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was held in the candlelit chapel of King’s College, Cambridge. With Its timeless mixture of carols, old and new, this annual harbinger of Christmas has now become famous the world over through its live broadcast, by the BBC, to over half a billion listeners every Christmas Eve.
This intimate celebration concert in Ely's riverside gallery, directed by Ian de Massini, himself a former choral scholar of that illustrious choir, presents a richly varied and entertaining sequence of carols that have featured in that annual carol service since 1918. The programme includes original carols and carol-arrangements from all six Directors of Music over the past century, alongside fascinating insights into the choir’s preparation for their live broadcast on December 24th.
Once in royal David’s city (arr. Arthur ‘Daddy’ Mann)
Adam lay ybounden (Boris Ord)
In the bleak midwinter (Harold Darke)
Sing lullaby (arr. David Willcocks)
Stille Nacht (arr. Philip Ledger)
Away in a manger (arr. Stephen Cleobury)
I sing of a maiden (Ian de Massini)

Tickets: from Babylon ARTS Box Office at 01353 616991 or Book tickets online
Also in person from our Box Office and Burrows Bookshop (High Street Passage, Ely)
£12 adults (includes a glass of prosecco or spiced apple & mince pie)
£6 children (includes soft drink & mince pie)

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