Notes & Reviews:
The Sixteen's first volume of traditional Christmas carols was a resounding success, and now CORO is very proud to release a second volume containing more wonderful, festive music that deserves to be better known. The collection is both traditional and genuine, and performances have been kept as close as possible to the original texts.
There is such an abundance of festive music available to us that sometimes one wishes Christmas did not come but once a year! The Sixteen's first volume of traditional Christmas carols contains some of our most favourite pieces but there is so much more wonderful festive music that deserves to be better known. So we decided to make a second volume. On this disc you will discover familiar seasonal favourites such as 'Unto us a boy is born' and 'It came upon the midnight clear' but we have also included some less well-know gems like 'Cherry Tree Carol' and 'Gloucestershire Wassail'.
"If you really want to listen to carols at home or in the gym, you won't go wrong with these pristine performances." -Financial Times ***
"beautiful with a capital B." -The Times
"The Sixteen sounds as crisp and refreshing as a frosty morning...A wide and interesting choice of festive favourites, performed with precise, unsentimental warmth and a sense of occasion." -Classic FM Magazine ****
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