Christmas at Greyfriars 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017


Saturday 9 December 2017, 7.30pm

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh


A choral celebration of Christmas in the historic Greyfriars Kirk. Under the baton of Musical Director Alistair Digges, and accompanied by organist Henry Wallace and trumpeter Simon Bird, the evening featured choral Christmas favourites including Darke's In the Bleak Midwinter, Poston's Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and Howells' A Spotless Rose; works by contemporary composers Ēriks Ešenvalds, James MacMillan, Chris Hutchings and Tom Cunningham, as well as some traditional carols for all to join in. 

Download a concert programme here.



Carol: Once in Royal David's City - Soloist: Morag Kyle

O Du Fröhliche - Traditional German carol - Soloists: Sylvia Hamilton & Aileen Boyle

Ding Dong! Merrily on High - Traditional carol arr. David Willcocks

The Coventry Carol - Kenneth Leighton - Soloist: Olivia Wollaston

In the Bleak Midwinter - Harold Darke - Soloists: Holly Carter & Pat Snowdon

Data Est Mihi Omnis Potestas - James MacMillan

Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree - Elizabeth Poston - Soloist: Claire Busby

Adeste Fideles - Chris Hutchings

A Spotless Rose - Herbert Howells - Soloist: Stephen Metcalfe

A Gallery Carol - John Gardner

- Interval -

Stars - Ēriks Ešenvalds

Unto Us is Born a Son - Traditional carol arr. David Willcocks

Dormi, Jesu - John Rutter

Carol: O Come All Ye Faithful

Away in a Manger - Alistair Digges - Soloist: Ellie Pilkington

Trumpet solo: The Prayer of St. Gregory - Alan Hovhaness

Sir Christèmas - Tom Cunningham

The Twelve Days of Christmas - Traditional carol arr. John Rutter

Carol: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Love Came Down at Christmas - Richard Lloyd


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