Christmas at Greyfriars 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014


"Christmas at Greyfriars", with Henry Wallace at the organ, under the baton of John Gormley. Featuring well-known seasonal favourites as well as some less familiar Christmas pieces. Carols, mulled wine and mince pies in the surroundings of Edinburgh's historic Greyfriars Kirk.


  Nowell, Nowell (Sir Christèmas) - Matthias


Set 1  Prophesy

  Adam lay ybounden - Warlock   (Soprano: Claire Claymore)

  A Virgin Most Pure - arr. Cleobury 

  The Sussex Carol - arr. Willcocks

Audience Carol 1 - O Little Town of Bethlehem


Set 2 - The Annunciation   

  Gabriel's Message - arr Willcocks 

  A Spotless Rose - Howells - Solo: David Leaver

  There is no Rose - Wilson     

  The Lamb - Tavener 

Audience Carol 2 - Hark the Herald Angels Sing 


Set 3 - The Birth 

  Hodie Christus natus est - Marenzio  

  O magnum mysterium - A. Gabrielli   

  In Dulci Jubilo a8 - Praetorius   




Set 4   The Kings 

  The three Kings - Cornelius arr. Atkins - Solo: Mark Woods

  Here is the Little door - Howells    

  Lullaby my sweet little baby - Byrd  Quintet: Louise Wright, Lucy Metcalfe, Ailis Sandilands, Iain McIntyre, Stephen Metcalfe 

Audience Carol 3 -  We Three Kings 


Set 5   Beyond the birth 

  Torches - Joubert  

  Joys Seven - Cleobury 

  Tomorrow shall be my dancing day - Gardner  

Audience Carol 4 - Once in Royal David's City 



  What sweeter music - Rutter