Carols from the Old and New Worlds

St Thomas’ Parish Church, Belfast
16 December 2013
University Church, Stephen’s Green, Dublin
17 December 2013

Celebrate the season with Chamber Choir Ireland in a programme built around the seven ancient chants for Advent – the O Antiphons – which are sung throughout the period leading up to Christmas.  Clustered in small groups between these changes are a variety of carols and winter songs, rare and familiar featuring some more recent Irish carols by  Gerald Barry, Eric Sweeney and Fiontán Ó Cearbhaill.

I O SAPIENTIA
O come all ye faithfulArr. Paul Hillier
Suantraí ár SlánaitheoraFiontán Ó Cearbhaill
Remember O thou man(tune Deijlig er Jorden) arr. Paul Hillier
II O ADONAI
Adam lay iboundenPaul Hillier
Gaudete Christus est natusArr. Paul Hillier
III O RADIX JESSE
Gesu Bambin l’e nato Trad. Piemont, Arr. Paul Hillier
Leise rieselt der SchneeArr. Paul Hillier
Heissa BuamaArr. Paul Hillier
IV O CLAVIS DAVID
Rorate coeliPaul Hillier
There is no roseEric Sweeney
Sweet was the song the virgin sungHenry Cowell
LetabundusGordon Crosse
V O ORIENS SPENDOR
If angels sung a Savior’s birthJoseph Stevenson
WinterDaniel Read Arr. Paul Hillier
Away in a mangerTune Mueller (USA), Arr. Paul Hillier
VI O REX GENTIUM
The Fayrfax CarolThomas Adès
CarolGerald Barry
VII O EMMANUEL
An Teitheadh go hÉigiptEamonn Ó Gallchobhair
Behold a silly tender babe (to: The dawning of the day) Arr. Paul Hillier
Ding Dong merrily on highArr. Paul Hillier
Chamber Choir Ireland
Paul HillierConductor
Fergal CaulfieldOrgan (Dublin)