Join Aurora Orchestra in its Kings Place home for the perfect start to the Christmas season: a ravishing choral programme of seasonal favourites, newly-commissioned arrangements and Fauré’s much-loved Requiem setting.
Performance duration: approx. 1 hour
As a result of unforeseen circumstance we regret that both Lucy Crowe and Ronan Collett have been forced to withdraw at short notice from the ‘Christmas with Aurora’ performances. We are delighted to be able to confirm two outstanding replacements in the shape of Augusta Hebbert and George Humphreys.
Bach (arr. Farrington) Cantata BWV 140: Wachet auf (excerpt)
Howells A Spotless Rose
Grainger The Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol
Cornelius (arr. Farrington) The Three Kings
Gabriel Fauré Requiem
Augusta Hebbert soprano
George Humphreys baritone
Nicholas Collon conductor
2PM-5.15PM: ‘Come and Sing’ Day with John Rutter
The UK’s best-loved choral composer hosts one of his ever-popular singing days in the glorious surroundings of Hall One at Kings Place. Singers of all ages and abilities are warmly welcome as John conducts a selection of his own music and other seasonal favourites.
Tickets: £15 (£10 non-singing attendees)
6PM-6.45PM: Pre-concert talk with John Rutter
John Rutter discusses his discovery of the original version of Fauré’s Requiem in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris after a century of neglect, and the preparation of what has become the definitive edition of the work.
Tickets: Free entry (book in advance from the Kings Place box office)