Quintessentially Christmas

This new CD from The Harlequin Singers captures the musical essence of Christmas with an eclectic mixture of choral pieces. It was recorded in St Monica’s Chapel, Bristol in January 2013.

The composers featured range in musical era from C16 Sweelinck (Hodie Christus Natus Est) to C20 Eric Whitacre (Lux Arumque), and in choral style from ‘In Dulci Jubilo’ to ‘Breath of Heaven’, a modern Christmas song by Amy Grant.

Some pieces have a piano accompaniment, others an organ, quite a few are sung acappella and three carols are accompanied on the harp.