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Britten - A Ceremony of Carols & Saint Nicolas - Financial Times

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Britten’s joyous cycle of nine carols is so closely associated with boys’ voices that it comes as a surprise to learn that he conceived it for female choir – and very attractive it sounds in this version with the women’s voices of Trinity College Choir, whose recessional “Alleluia” is as vividly captured as the contributions of harpist Sally Pryce. The Saint Nicolas cantata, with the City of London Sinfonia and a chorus including the boys of Temple Church Choir, receives an equally vivid performance. A Christmas disc to savour.

Britten - A Ceremony of Carols & Saint Nicolas
Hyperion Records CDA67946