A Choral Christmas


A leading light in the world of youth choral music, the Rodolfus Choir is made up of choristers from ages 16-25 who are past and present participants of the Eton Choral Courses, begun by the choir’s director Ralph Allwood in 1980.

This new Christmas programme mixes the familiar with works not usually heard in carol services – such as Tomas Luis de Victoria’s stunning eight-part, two-choir Ave Maria (from an edition prepared by John Rutter), and more recent works such as Chris Chivers’ Ecce Puer and Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque. Such a programme is well-suited to a choir with the versatility and enthusiasm of the Rodolfus choir.

[The choir’s] discipline and diction throughout a testing programme is exemplary – The Daily Mail

Beautifully sung – The Daily Telegraph

The freshness of attack you get with younger voices is put to incisive use by conductor Ralph Allwood, whose Rodolfus singers are all products of the famous Eton choral courses – BBC Music Magazine

The sweet/sour harmonies of Warlock’s Bethlehem Down are so deliciously balanced that it is difficult not to leap up from the fireside and press the backtrack button to hear this magical performance over and over again – International Record Review


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Rodolfus Choir

Ralph Allwood director

RELEASE DATE: 27/08/2012
BARCODE: 635212025727

1. Lully, lulla Kenneth Leighton

2. The Oxen Philip Radcliffe

3. Lullaby, my sweet little baby William Byrd

4. The Lamb John Tavener 

5. Ecce puer Chris Chivers 

6. O magnum mysterium Morten Lauridsen 

7. The truth sent from above Ralph Vaughan Williams 

8. Lux Aurumque Eric Whitacre 

9. Lullay my liking Gustav Holst 

10. O magnum mysterium Francis Poulenc 

11. O, Do not move John Tavener 

12. Alma redemptoris mater Giovanni da Palestrina 

13. Welcome, Yule! Hubert Parry 

14. Remember, O thou man Thomas Ravenscroft 

15. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree Elizabeth Poston 

16. Ave Maria Tomas Luis de Victoria 

17. The Crown of Roses Pyotr Tchaikovsky 

18. Bethlehem Down Peter Warlock

19. Today the Virgin John Tavener 

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