Britten’s Ceremony of Carols is one of the greatest contributions to Christmas music in the past 100 years. Composed in 1942 on the composer’s return from America by sea, it comprises settings of (mostly) Middle English to the accompaniment of harp and is rightly one of the most popular ways to kick off the Christmas season.
Opus 48 are delighted to have commissioned an accompanying piece to it by the award-winning and Oxford-based young composer Christopher Churcher. Christopher is one of the UK’s most exciting emerging composers, with his music being performed across the country. This will be the chance to hear the premiere of this new piece, which may become a future definitive pairing with Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. With some marvellous festive carols in addition, fabulously performed by the choir, early booking is advised.
Opus 48 – named in honour of Fauré’s Requiem – is an exciting medium-sized choral society in Oxfordshire, performing an impressive range of repertoire to the very highest standard. Opus 48 rehearse and perform under the baton of Musical Director, David Crown, one of the leading choral conductors in the UK. To read more about Opus 48 and their upcoming season, please visit their website
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