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A CEREMONY OF CAROLS by Benjamin Britten

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Thursday, December 14, 2017
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue

Experience the spirit of Christmas with this delightful hour of music featuring Daniel Hyde conducting The Boys of Saint Thomas Choir and harpist Bridget Kibbey in Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols and other seasonal works.

Performances of Benjamin Britten’s haunting work, for boys’ choir and harp, by The Boys of Saint Thomas Choir go back to the nineteen-seventies. Join us this holiday season to experience the spirit of Christmas with this dramatic sequence of carols and other works by Bach, Ireland, Hadley, and Agócs.

J.S. Bach (transcribed by Bridget Kibbey) - Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

John Ireland - The holy boy

Benjamin Britten - Suite for Harp, Op. 83

Patrick Hadley - I sing of a maiden

Kati Agócs - Love is come again

Benjamin Britten - A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Apart from front section reserved for Friends of Music, seating is open. Latecomers may have obstructed views.

Performers:
The Boys of Saint Thomas Choir
Bridget Kibbey, harp
Daniel Hyde, conductor


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