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Choral

A community of voices.

'All Is Bright': Contemplative choral music for Christmas

Ornaments decorate a Christmas tree. Antonette Reginio/Unsplash
58min : All Is Bright

All Is Bright offers an hour of gorgeous, contemplative choral music that tells the traditional Christmas story with songs about angels, the star and the manger scene. Featured artists include Cantus, Chanticleer, Cambridge Singers, Bryn Terfel, Emma Kirkby, Jessye Norman and a variety of choirs. Lynne Warfel hosts.

Playlist

• Traditional: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel — Robert Shaw Chamber Singers

• Anonymous: Angelus ad Virginem — Monteverdi Choir

• Traditional Basque: Gabriel's Message — Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

• Part: Magnificat — Tallis Scholars

• Traditional: The Angels and the Shepherds — The Dale Warland Singers

• Culloton: Angels We Have Heard on High — Summer Singers

• Traditional French: Quittez, Pasteurs (Come, Leave Your Sheep) — Seraphic Fire

• Traditional: Huron Carol ('Twas in the Moon of Wintertime) — Chanticleer

• Higdon: O Magnum Mysterium — Handel and Haydn Society Chorus

• Rutter: Carol of the Magi — VocalEssence

• Traditional Medieval: The Friendly Beasts — The Dale Warland Singers

• Gruber: Silent Night — Utah Chamber Artists

• MacGimsey: Sweet Little Jesus Boy — Jessye Norman