Christmas with Sonoro
The London-based chamber choir Sonoro, with conductor Neil Ferris, follow up their acclaimed debut album with an absorbing and characterful programme of works for Christmas.
Striking a balance between new compositions, re-setting of familiar texts and new arrangements of familiar tunes, topped off with a few festive favourites, Sonoro bring their distinctive warm and rounded tone to the festive season.
Resonus Classics RES10226 @ £14.25 plus P&P
Full track listing …
Malcolm Archer (b. 1952) A little child there is born, Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951), O Oriens, Paul Spicer (b. 1952), In a field as I lay,
Michael Higgins (b. 1981) The angel Gabriel, John Joubert (b. 1927), There is no rose, Gareth Treseder (b. 1985) Blessed be that Maid Marie Herbert Howells (1892–1983) A spotless rose, Becky McGlade (b. 1974), In the bleak midwinter, Michael Higgins Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Bey Roe (b. 1930) The holly and the ivy, Sally Beamish (b. 1956) In the stillness, Fintan O’Carroll (1922–1981) Suantraí ár Slánaitheora Michael Higgins, Coventry Carol, Peter Warlock (1894–1930), Bethlehem Down, John Ruer (b. 1945) Wexford Carol,
Will Todd (b. 1970) My Lord has come, Michael Higgins Silent night, Stuart Nicholson (b. 1975) ,Ding dong! merrily on high
Michael Higgins – organ
Sonoro , Neil Ferris