Still moving edition
This is a wonderful choir piece to start out the season From, The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
Performing: In The Bleak Midwinter
I tried to get last years scaled down performance but for some reason it didn’t want to embed. You can view it on youtube. I very much enjoy the cleanness of the scaled back version. But both are good and worth a listen
In The Bleak Midwinter
In the Bleak Midwinter” is a poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti, commonly performed as a Christmas carol. The poem was published, under the title “A Christmas Carol“, in the January 1872 issue of Scribner’s Monthly, and was first collected in book form in Goblin Market, The Prince’s Progress and Other Poems (Macmillan, 1875).
In 1906, the composer Gustav Holst composed a setting of Rossetti’s words (titled “Cranham”) in The English Hymnal which is sung throughout the world. An anthem setting by Harold Darke composed in 1909 is also widely performed by choirs and was named the best Christmas carol in a poll of some of the world’s leading choirmasters and choral experts in 2008.