Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

Recorded December 2020 at Christ Church Cathedral

A perennial favourite of treble choirs around the world, Britten’s version for mixed choir is far less familiar. The arrangement sometimes simply doubles, sometimes splits the music across the upper and lower voices, and sometimes Britten completely re-writes passages to suit the voices. Filmed during COVID-19, this version represents the joys and challenges of creating art during a global pandemic - but if you look closely you’ll see twelve singers who are incredibly thankful to be making music together, despite the masks and distance!

SINGERS

Christina Cichos
Kira Fondse
Lucy Smith
Tabitha Brasso-Ernst
Katherine Evans
Risa Takahashi
Oliver Dalton
Carman J. Price
Taka Shimojima
Andrew Bortz
Jacob Gramit
Steve Maddock

GUEST ARTISTS

Janelle Nadeau, harp

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Audio Engineer: Don Harder
Director: Mike Southworth
Camera Operators: Mike Southworth, Brian Cheung, Adam P.W. Smith
Producer, Collide Entertainment: Joanna Dundas
Producer, musica intima: Jacob Gramit
Editing: Mike Southworth, Collide Entertainment