Advent Calendar ORA, Suzi Digby

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

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  • John Rutter:
  • 1John Rutter: Suzi's Carol04:55
  • Adrian Peacock:
  • 2Adrian Peacock: Venite, Gaudete!02:18
  • Jim Clements:
  • 3Jim Clements: Gabriel's Message03:29
  • Sally Beamish:
  • 4Sally Beamish: In the Stillness02:01
  • Howard Skempton:
  • 5Howard Skempton: Adam lay y-bounden01:13
  • Thomas Hewitt Jones:
  • 6Thomas Hewitt Jones: Lullay, my Liking04:43
  • James Burton:
  • 7James Burton: Balulalow02:07
  • Trad. arr. Richard Allain:
  • 8Trad. : Coventry Carol (Arr. Richard Allain)03:47
  • Morten Lauridsen:
  • 9Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium05:52
  • Gareth Treseder:
  • 10Gareth Treseder: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day04:05
  • Will Todd:
  • 11Will Todd: My Lord has Come03:29
  • James Bassi:
  • 12James Bassi: Quem pastores laudavere04:37
  • Steven Sametz:
  • 13Steven Sametz: Gaudete!02:11
  • Judith Weir:
  • 14Judith Weir: My Guardian Angel02:30
  • Owain Park:
  • 15Owain Park: Shepherds' Cradle Song03:43
  • Bob Chilcott:
  • 16Bob Chilcott: The Shepherd's Carol03:05
  • Jonathan Rathbone:
  • 17Jonathan Rathbone: The Oxen02:52
  • Cecilia McDowall:
  • 18Cecilia McDowall: Now May We Singen03:21
  • Eric Whitacre:
  • 19Eric Whitacre: Lux Aurumque03:20
  • Arvo Pärt:
  • 20Arvo Pärt: Bogoroditse Djevo01:07
  • Trad. arr. Tobias A. Frank:
  • 21Trad. : Les anges dans nos campagnes (Arr. Tobias Frank)04:06
  • Gustav Holst arr. Ola Gjeilo:
  • 22Gustav Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter (Arr. Ola Gjeilo)04:43
  • Fredrik Sixten:
  • 23Fredrik Sixten: Mary's Lullaby (Silent Night)03:53
  • Debbie Wiseman:
  • 24Debbie Wiseman: The Christmas Tree04:06
  • Total Runtime01:21:33

Info for Advent Calendar

ORA has marked the festive season with a musical advent calendar. The collection includes carols by Sally Beamish, Richard Allain, Morten Lauridsen, Cecilia McDowall, and Arvo Pärt, and to bookend the calendar, ORA has commissioned works from composers John Rutter and Debbie Wiseman.

ORA founder and artistic director Suzi Digby said: "Choral music is for life, not just for Christmas, and this is too good an opportunity to miss – 24 days to introduce and remind listeners of the stunning range of contemporary carols out there. We hope these will be the soundtrack of Christmases hence."

“The choir were on stunning form throughout, and constantly impressed with the sense of control and power. Ora has now developed a very clear sense of identity, and Suzi Digby gets a powerfully focused performance from her singers. Ora’s commissioning project remains a striking example of confidence in the contemporary composers..” (Planet Hugill)

“a musical comet … you’ll go a long way to hear singing this good. Truly, this is British choral music’s new golden age.” (Claudia Pritchard, Independent on Sunday)

“…it was a real delight to hear this performance, the second of two launching Suzi Digby’s new vocal ensemble…This was an unfailingly elegant performance, with all sharp edges and breaths airbrushed out. But what was most striking was the singers’ sheer vocal power…” (Hannah Nepil, Financial Times)

ORA Singers

Founded in 2014, ORA was born out of a belief that we are in a second golden age of choral music, matching that of the Renaissance. With this in mind, the choir’s performances and recordings showcase classic masterpieces of Renaissance choral music alongside reflections from contemporary composers. The musicians of ORA bring with them a wealth of choral experience that we hope shows these pieces, both new and old, as the stunning works of art that they truly are. Commissioning new choral works and championing contemporary composers is very important to ORA, and the group has a firm commitment to regular commissioning from a wide selection of composers. This ranges from more established and prominent names to lesser-known but equally exciting discoveries. ORA, in conjunction with its affiliate patron’s group ORA100, has a clear programme in place for creating a substantial portfolio of contemporary commissions. ORA looks forward to recording and performing all of these works but also hopes that they will provide other vocal groups with a wealth of repertoire for generations to come.

Booklet for Advent Calendar

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