Christmas Presence


Recorded Live from their spiritual home of King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, The King’s Singers present an album of festive Christmas music, blending ancient and modern works with traditional favourites and new arrangements.

The disc also features A Thanksgiving by former King’s Singer Bob Chilcott, which is performed here alongside the National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain.

★★★★ As usual with this eternally-renewing 49-year old ensemble, the technique is impeccable – The Times

Absolutely draws you in… the group has thought so seriously about how to make its distinctive sound work for each piece – Gramophone

The King’s Singers are as alluring as ever – The Sunday Times

The King’s Singers in particularly fresh, spontaneous fettle – BBC Music Magazine

A gorgeous setting of a thanksgiving text by St Richard of Chichester… lifts the disc into the realm of the slightly special – Music Web International

This is mostly a commendably serious, brilliantly performed live recital… The King’s Singers current incarnation are in fine vocal fettle – The Arts Desk

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BAR CODE 635212049723

RELEASE DATE 20/10/2017

1. Hodie Christus natus est Traditional

2. Resonet in laudibus Orlande de Lassus

3. Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen Michael Praetorius

4. Beata Viscera Maria virginis William Byrd

5. Hodie Christus natus est Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

6. O magnum mysterium Francis Poulenc

7. Quem vidistis pastores dicite Francis Poulenc

8. Hodie Christus natus est II Francis Poulenc

9. A Spotless Rose Herbert Howells

10. Here is the Little Door Herbert Howells

11. Sing Lullaby Herbert Howells

12. I Saw Three Ships Traditional, Arr. Clive Smith

13. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen Traditional, Arr. Geoffrey Keating

14. La Peregrinaçion Traditional, Arr. Peter Knight

15. Christmas Song Mel Tormé & Robert Wells, Arr. Peter Knight

16. Still, Still, Still Traditional, arr. Alexander L’Estrange

17. Jingle Bells (Arr. Gordon Langford) James Lord Pierpoint, arr. Gordon Langford

18. A  Thanksgiving Bob Chilcott

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