Truro Cathedral Choir Concert: Jingle all the way

19:30 - Join the boys, girls and adult professional singers of Truro Cathedral Choir for this year’s Christmas concert – its sure to get you into the festive mood! Alongside seasonal favourites like O holy night, the Cherry Tree Carol, In the bleak midwinter and the Sussex Carol, the choir will perform some less well-known gems including a powerful setting of the Coventry Carol and a virtuosic arrangement of Jingle Bells.

Tickets: Full price £15.00; Supporter tickets £16.50 (£1.50 from each ticket goes directly to support the cathedral choir); Under 18s free. Available online from Cornish Riveria Box Office or by telephone 01726 879 500. Tickets are also available at some tourist offices (check CRBO website).

PROGRAMME

O holy night – Adolphe Adam
Soloist: Katherine Gregory (soprano)

 Preludes – T S Eliot

Torches – John Joubert
All bells in paradise – John Rutter

Nativity Play – Claire Bevan

The Cherry Tree Carol – English traditional, arr Stephen Cleobury
Soloists: Ted Brown and Arthur Taylor (treble), Edward Dunne (tenor)
The Shepherds' Farewell – Hector Berlioz

The sheepdog – U A Fanthorpe

 The Shepherd’s Carol – Bob Chilcott
The Three Kings – Peter Cornelius
Soloist: Harry Hoyland (bass)

Advent Calendar – Rowan Williams

In the bleak midwinter – Harold Darke
Soloists: Lowenna Wearne (soprano), Francis Shepherd (tenor)
Sussex Carol – English traditional, arr Philip Ledger

 INTERVAL

 A Hymn to the Virgin – Benjamin Britten

 BC : AD – U A Fanthorpe

People look east – Peter Tranchell
There is no rose – Elizabeth Maconchy

O Simplicitas – Madeleine L'Engle

Joys Seven – English traditional, arr Stephen Cleobury
Soloist: Lucy Mitten (soprano)
I sing of a maiden – Russell Pascoe

Reading – Innocents' song – Charles Causley

 Lully lulla, thou little tiny child – Kenneth Leighton
Soloist: Helena Paish (soprano)

 Christmas bells – Henry Wordsworth Longfellow

Ring the bells – Paul Fincham
Jingle bells – J L Pierpont, arr Ben Parry