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    The Glyndebourne Chorus and Tour Orchestra, conducted by Jack Ridley

    This December the Glyndebourne Chorus invite you to join us for our ​Glyndebourne ​Christmas Concert, which is suitable for all the family. Showcasing the talents of The Glyndebourne Chorus, Tour Orchestra and Youth Opera, the concert will feature sizzling operatic highlights, followed by festive favourites and carols for all.

    With mulled wine and mince pies on offer as well as a chance to browse the shop with seasonal stock and gift ideas, the concerts are set to be the perfect festive celebration.

    Saturday 8 December and Sunday 9 December 2018, 4pm


  • Programme

    Part one: Operatic Showpieces


    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Le nozze di Figaro
    Overture
    Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra

    George Frideric Handel

    Saul
    How excellent
    The Glyndebourne Chorus

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Die Zauberflöte
    O Isis und Osiris
    Men’s Chorus

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Eugene Onegin
    Chorus of Peasant Girls
    Ladies’ Chorus

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Nabucco
    Va pensiero
    Glyndebourne Youth Opera
    The Glyndebourne Chorus

    Amilcare Ponchielli

    La Gioconda
    The Dance of the Hours
    Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra

    Jacques Offenbach

    Les contes d’Hoffmann
    Barcarolle
    Solo soprano (Giulietta) Jennifer Witton
    Solo mezzo-soprano (Nicklausse) Eirlys Myfanwy Davies
    The Glyndebourne Chorus

    W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

    The Pirates of Penzance
    When the Foeman Bares his Steel
    Mabel Meinir Wyn Roberts
    Edith Sarah Denbee
    Major General Sean Kerr
    Sergeant John Mackenzie-Lavansch
    The Glyndebourne Chorus

    Johann Strauss II

    Die Fledermaus
    Champagne Chorus
    Solo soprano Suzanne Fischer
    Solo mezzo-soprano Leslie Davis
    Solo tenor Niel Joubert
    The Glyndebourne Chorus



    25-minute interval



    Part two: The Magic of Christmas


    Sussex Carols

    Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Fantasia on Christmas Carols
    Solo baritones Andrew Davies, Michael Wallace
    Glyndebourne Youth Opera
    The Glyndebourne Chorus

    The Holy Mystery

    Andrew Carter
    A Maiden Most Gentle
    Glyndebourne Youth Opera – a cappella

    Tomás Luis de Victoria
    O magnum mysterium
    The Glyndebourne Chorus

    Carol for All
    O Little Town of Bethlehem

    The First Celebration

    Hector Berlioz
    The Shepherd’s Farewell
    from ‘L’enfance du Christ’
    The Glyndebourne Chorus

    Three Kings of Orient
    John Henry Hopkins
    Arr. John Rutter
    Glyndebourne Youth Opera
    The Glyndebourne Chorus

    The Glyndebourne Christmas Present

    John Rutter
    Jesus Child

    Carol of the Bells
    Arr. Barlow Bradford
    Glyndebourne Youth Opera
    The Glyndebourne Chorus

    Carol for All
    O Come All Ye faithful