Gloria and a Feast of Christmas Music

14 December 2013

The Edinburgh Singers, directed by John Gormley, with Henry Wallace at the organ, and a brass band assembled by Tom Poulson, present an evening of festive music, featuring John Rutter's "Gloria" along with well-known seasonal favourites and some less familiar music to the sound of Organ and Brass. A choral celebration of Christmas at 7:30 in the historic Greyfriars Kirk.

A review of this concert can be found here

  • Rutter Te Deum
  • Carol:The first Nowell arr. D. Willcocks
  • Praetorius Puer Natus in Bethlehem arr. J. Gormley
  •           Soprano: Elizabeth McColl
  •           Alto: Nicola Stock
  •           Bass: Mark Woods
  • Carol:While shepherds watched their flocks arr.D.Willcocks
  • Rutter Gloria
  •           Soprani: Catherine Siddall and Aileen Boyle
  •           Alto: Ailis Sandilands
  • INTERVAL (with Mulled Wine and Mince Pies)
  • Carol:Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (with fanfare) arr. D. Willcocks
  • Poulenc: Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
  •            1. O Magnum Mysterium
  •            2. Quem vidistis pastores dicite
  •            3. Videntes stellam
  •            4. Hodie Christus natus est
  • Carol:God rest you merry, gentlemen arr. D. Willcocks
  • John Tavener Hymn to the Mother of God
  • Chris Hutchings Balulalow
  •            Soprano: Claire Claymore
  •            Bass: Pat Snowdon
  • Chris Hutchings In the Bleak Midwinter 
  • Carol:O come, all ye faithful (with fanfare) arr. D. Willcocks
  • Tormé The Christmas Song arr. P. Knight 
  • Featuring:The Brass Diversions Ensemble:

  •             Trumpets - Bryan Allen, Simon Bird, Mark O'Keefe, Tom Poulson

  •             Trombones - Chris Mansfield, Cillian O'Ceallachian

  •             Bass Trombone - Tom Smith

  •             Tuba - Kenneth Brown

  •             Timpani - Ruari Donaldson

  •             Percussion - Phil Hague, Amy Murch