Watch: An A Cappella Christmas Songbook With The King’s Singers

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The King's Singers (Andy Staples)

At 7 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 30, watch an a cappella Christmas from England when The King’s Singers come to The Greene Space at WQXR. A live video webstream of the sold-out concert is available below.

In this exclusive New York appearance, this celebrated male vocal ensemble will perform selections from their new album, Christmas Songbook, which features a mix of traditional carols and modern-day classics with a hint of swing. 

WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon hosts the concert.

The King's Singers:
Patrick Dunachie, countertenor
Timothy Wayne-Wright, countertenor
Julian Gregory, tenor
Christopher Bruerton, baritone
Christopher Gabbitas, baritone
Jonathan Howard, bass

Program details:
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Meredith Wilson, arr. Alexander L’Estrange)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Gustav Holst, arr. Alexander L’Estrange)
Veni, Veni, Emmanuel (Traditional, arr. Philip Lawson)  
The Crown of Roses (
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arr. Jeremy Lubbock)
Bogoroditsye Dyevo/Rejoice, O Mother of God (Arvo Pärt)
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
 (Traditional, arr. Robert Rice)
Still, Still, Still (
Traditional, arr. Alexander L’Estrange)

Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson, arr. Alexander L’Estrange)
White Christmas (Irving Berlin, arr. Robert Rice)
The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot (M. Carr, T. Connor and J. Leach, arr. Alexander L’Estrange)
Frosty vs Rudolph: The Reboot (W. Rollins, S. Nelson and J. Marks, arr.)
Silent Night (Franz Gruber, arr. Keith Roberts)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas(H. Martin and R. Blane)

 

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Comments [7]

David Meyers from Baltimore, MD

A group of my closest friends joined me and my wife at the Washington National Cathedral this past Sunday evening to hear the King's Singers perform before a packed sanctuary in their final concert in the United States this year.

As you might imagine, it was a magical evening in a sacred setting where these vocal artists lifted everyone's spirits to higher levels as we approach the celebration of yet another Christmas in our troubled world.

Thank you, King's Singers! Yours is a ministry indeed!

Dec. 20 2016 07:07 PM
Gary Hinkle from Paris, Kentucky

Christmas Is Not Christmas Without The Music Of 'The King's Singers' Thank You For The Glorious Music. WQXR And The King's Singers ! 🎶

Dec. 17 2016 10:50 PM

Re the first song on the program, the composer is Meredith Willson (not Wilson).

DD~~

Dec. 06 2016 10:31 AM
Jolene

Will definitely be buying some CDs. Thank you, again!

Nov. 30 2016 10:37 PM
Gregor from Massachusetts

Hope this show is archived and available for the duration of the holiday season. 'the Little Boy who Santa Claus Forgot' was excruciatingly beautiful. Thank you WQXR for this holiday treat!

Nov. 30 2016 09:17 PM
Susan Stockwell Yates from Croton-on-Hudson NY

Very nice. A perfect present for my birthday, and a lovely start for the Christmas season. I've been a fan of the King's Singers for a long time, and it was a joy to be able to watch as well as hear them. Thank you.

Nov. 30 2016 08:20 PM
Jolene

Bravo! Thank you so very much! May God Bless All of you in your music. Merry Christmas to all of you as well! What a Blessing!

Nov. 30 2016 08:16 PM

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