Oxford Book Of Carols Come And Sing


Vaughan Williams Series III 

David Owen Norris presenter
The Music Department Singers

Our Vaughan Williams Series concludes with a seasonal celebration. Vaughan Williams loved Christmas and had a lifelong passion for carols, which manifested itself through his music but also his role as co-editor of The Oxford Book of Carols. First published in 1928 the book has become the cornerstone for choirs and choral societies in the lead up to Christmas.

Having marked the centenary of the first publication of Vaughan Williams’ other hymnbook association, The English Hymnal, in 2008, this evening David Owen Norris is our guide through the enduring book of carols for all ages. The evening is an opportunity to hear some of the carols, both familiar and unfamiliar, as well as join in with some wonderful festive singing. If you have a copy of the book, bring it along – and do stay for mulled wine and mince pies in the foyer afterwards!

Running time: 75 minutes