The Vale Royal Singers

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 - 1760)


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 - a traditional English carol arranged by David Willcocks


Dec 24: For Christmas Eve - We wish you a merry Christmas


Vale Royal Singers - Advent calendar for 2020