A Downton Abbey Christmas
Inspired by the overwhelming popularity of last season’s "Music of Downton Abbey" concert and anticipating Season 5 of the PBS television drama, we return to the Gothic splendor of Saint. Mark’s Cathedral for a program of post-Edwardian English choral and orchestral music for Christmas. "Lady Alice - Duchess of Kirkwood" returns to provide the history of each piece and pair each selection with memorable events from the story line of the "Downton Abbey" series.
We invite you to come and "Celebrate the Seasons" with us!
Downton Abbey Suite(Orchestra)John Lunn
Welcome, Yule!C.H.H. Parry
Once in Royal David's City (Hymn Tune: IRBY)Henry J. Gauntlett
The Holly and the Ivy (from "Bethlehem")Rutland Boughton
Terly, TerlowGustav Holst
What Sweeter Music ("Noble Numbers", op. 28)Sir Henry Walford Davies
Hallelujah Chorus ("Messiah")George Frideric Handel
Sir Roger de Coverley ("A Christmas Dance" - String Quartet)Frank Bridge
A Christmas Greeting, op. 52Sir Edward Elgar
Now is the Time of ChristymasArnold Bax
In the Bleak MidwinterHarold Darke
Fantasia on Christmas CarolsRalph Vaughan Williams
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (with Audience)Felix Mendelssohn