We extend a warm seasonal invitation for listeners to join us at WASSAIL, our 2021 holiday concert featuring English carols both old and new, as well as a performance of Benjamin Britten’s masterwork A Boy was Born. Britten was only a teenager when he wrote A Boy was Born, an ambitious cycle of variations on a simple melody that guides listeners through many styles and characters from breathtaking beauty to explosive joy. The music showcases Britten’s precocious talent, skilled beyond his years. We hope you can join us for this evening of connection and seasonal celebration!
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Healey Willan • Here are we in Bethlehem
Reginald Jacques (arr.) • Angels, from the Realms of Glory
Elizabeth Poston • Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Bob Chilcott • Nova! nova!
Becky McGlade • A spotless Rose
Reginald Jacques (arr.) • Away in a manger
Cecilia McDowall • Now may we singen
Healey Willan • The Three Kings
Benjamin Britten • A Boy was Born, Op. 3