This is the Advent Calendar for 2020, with a fragment of Christmas music for each day of Advent.
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These are not professional recordings, and were made during several different concerts and rehearsals.
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Dec 1: Deck the Halls in rehearsal.
Dec 2: An extract from rehearsal of Bob Chilcott's beautiful In the bleak midwinter
Dec 3: A Maiden Most Gentle arr. Andrew Carter
Dec 4: Once as I remember arr. Charles Wood at St Werburgh's Roman Catholic church, Chester
Dec 5: Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Dec 6: A Babe is born, by William Mathias at St Werburgh's Roman Catholic church, Chester
Dec 7: The beginning of Will Todd's beautiful a capella carol My Lord has come
Dec 8: An extract from Ding Dong Merrily on High arr. David Willcocks
Dec 9: Tomorrow shall be my Dancing Day, by John Gardner at St Werburgh's, Chester
Dec 10: Part of Hodie, hodie, by J.P.Sweelinck
Dec 11: Once in Royal David's City. Carol singing at the Christmas Tree Festival at Kelsall Methodist Church
Dec 12: White Christmas
Dec 13: A serene extract from our concert at St Werburgh's, O magnum mysterium, by Morten Lauridsen
Dec 14:The Coventry Carol arr. Martin Shaw. A request from the audience!
Dec 15: Good King Wenceslas
Dec 16: Blow, blow, thou winter wind from Shakespeare's "As You Like It". Taken from When Icicles hang, by John Rutter
Dec 17: A short extract from Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe in a setting by Daniel Johann Grimm (1719 -
Dec 18: "Shepherd's Pipe Carol" by John Rutter. We performed this carol at our concert for the Frodsham Arts Club
Dec 19: An extract from John Rutter's beautiful "Candlelight Carol" recorded in Kelsall Methodist Church, with pictures from the Kelsall Christmas Tree Festival.
Dec 20: The First Nowell
Dec 21: A traditional German carol, "Still, still, still" arr. Philip Ledger
Dec 22:The last two verses of Hark the Herald Angels Sing!
Dec 23: The Sussex Carol -
Dec 24: For Christmas Eve -
Vale Royal Singers -