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32 days 'til Christmas

And yes, with 32 days 'til the big day, it will be Advent Sunday this week, so following the non-classical classic (which this week was Barry White's 'Let the music play' - would I do anything other?), J S Bach opened the programme with the first chorus from the Advent cantata 'Wachet Auf' or 'Zion hears the watchmen calling'.

Following that, we heard this:

Songbird - All Angels

Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Benjamin Britten

Swing Low, as sung by Blake

Bist du bei mir - J S Bach, sung by Hayley Westenra

Domine ad adiuvandum a 6 (from the 1610 Vespers) - Monteverdi

Sabre Dance - Aram Khachaturian

I have a dream - Andrew Johnson

Marche au supplice (from Symphonie Fantastique) - Hector Berlioz

Film Classic - Back to the Future - Main Theme - John Williams

Riverdance - Bill Whelan

Annie's song - Faryl Smith

Our featured forthcoming concerts in the Phoenix FM Classical Events Guide this week were:

Saturday 4 December 2010, 8pm
A Winter Concert of Seasonal Songs
Presented by the Cantabile Singers
Mayflower Hall, Chapel Street, Billericay
Tickets £6 including refreshments, available on the door or by calling Pat Heinson on 01277 623140

Saturday 18 December 2010, 7pm
Music for Christmas performed by Hutton and Shenfield Choral Society and the Aurelian Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Tim Hooper) with guests Graham Padden, the Choir of Holly Trees School, and of course, Father Christmas.
A feast of seasonal music for choir, audience and orchestra.
Brentwood Centre. Tickets £14, £6 (students), Family package (2 adults + children) is £35
Available from Byron Davies 01277 810757 or Brentwood Centre 01277 215151

See you next Monday for more Advent Classics, take care in the meantime, Ed


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