Oslo Gospel Choir This is the day Christmas
Oslo Gospel Choir is a Norwegian gospel choir centered in Oslo, Norway conducted by Tore W. Aas. The choir started up in 1988 and has since then become one of the most successful in Europe with success both in Europe and America. They have released around 20 albums. They are very much influenced by the American black gospel sound and Andraé Crouch is a major source of inspiration, with his approach in taking the gospel out of the churches and into other arenas, reaching a larger audience.
Handel: Messiah, For unto us a child is born
Sir Colin Davis conducts the London Symphony Orchestra, Susan Gritton, Sara Mingardo, Mark Padmore, Alastair Miles and the Tenebrae choir performing Handel’s Messiah.
Christmas in Nigeria: “Ibike” (Kalabari)
“Ibike” is a Kalabari folk tune that has been arranged by a number of notable musicians, including David Aina and Peter Sylvanus. This is a popular arrangement by Derrick Esezobor, preferred by many choristers for it’s diatonic harmony, which is truer to the folk style.
Conducted by Harry Christophers
Presented by Simon Russell © Broascast by BBC
Hanukkah Shalom – arr. Ruth Elaine Schram, Danville Girls Chorus. Combined Choirs
Songs of the Season concert,