A Ceremony of Carols

by Benjamin Britten

A Ceremony of Carols

Benjamin Britten, A Ceremony of Carols (1942)

Bella Voce, conducted by Andrew Lewis

Alison Attar, harp


Experience the joy and peace of this cycle of songs for nine women’s voices and harp.  Benjamin Britten composed this work while at sea from the US to England in 1942, drawing on poetry from the book The English Galaxy of Shorter Poems.  Composed for Christmas, A Ceremony of Carols creates unity in 11 movements out of disparate Middle English and Latin poetry of the 15th and 16th century.

Check out the program notes.

Performance time will be approximately 1.5 hours, including a fifteen minute intermission.


Friday, December 14, 2018    

7:30 pm @ Buchanan Chapel at Fourth Presbyterian Church

126 E. Chestnut St.  Chicago, IL, 60611


Saturday, December 15, 2018    

7:30 pm @ St. Procopius Abbey

5610 College Road  Lisle, IL, 60532


Sunday, December 16, 2018  

3:30 PM @  St. Luke's Episcopal Church

939 Hinman Ave  Evanston, IL, 60202