Whitgift School: The Very Best Christmas Carols


About this release

Christmas is a particularly busy time of year for the Chamber Choir of Whitgift School, and this recording represents a selection of the music sung by the boys and men of the Choir, at the annual Whitgift Carol Service, at Croydon Minster. The repertoire featured is wide-ranging; from the early sixteenth-century carol Personent Hodie, through to O Radiant Dawn by contemporary Scottish composer, James MacMillan. The five carol arrangements for choir, brass, percussion and organ were written by Robert Ampt, the City Organist of Sydney Town Hall, and add to the festive flavour of this carol CD.

  • O come, O come, Emanuel - Arr. Robert Ampt
  • O radient dawn - James MacMillan
  • Once in Royal David's City - Arr. David Willcocks
  • I saw three ships - Arr. P. Marshall
  • God rest you merry, gentlemen - Arr. Robert Ampt
  • Adam lay ybounden - Boris Ord
  • O Thou, the central orb - Charles Wood
  • Sussex Carol - Arr. Philip Ledger
  • While shepherds watched their flocks by night - Arr. Robert Ampt
  • Personent hodie - Arr. Gustav Holst
  • Ave verum corpus - Arr. Colin Mawby
  • O little town of Bethlehem - Arr. Ralph Vaughan WIlliams
  • Tomorrow shall be my dancing day - John Gardner
  • Magnificat (from Collegium Regale) - Charles Wood
  • Nunc dimittis (from Collegium Regale) - Charles Wood
  • Angels from the Realms of Glory - Arr. Robert Ampt
  • Ding dong! Merrily on high - Arr. Stuart Nicholson
  • O come, all ye faithful - Arr. David Willcocks
  • Joy to the World! - Arr. Robert Ampt
  • In Dulci Jubilo BWV 729 - Johann Sebastian Bach
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Production Credits

Catalogue number CR031
Organ Tom Little
Photography Various
Engineering Andy Gammon, Gary Cole
Mastering Gary Cole
Producer Gary Cole
Creative Director John Bevan
Exec Producer Adrian Green
Recorded 6, 7 February 2015
Venue Croydon Minster, London

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