We are delighted to announce that members of the LYC Training Choir and Chamber Choir feature on the latest CD release from LYC Patron, Gareth Malone, A Great British Christmas (released 2nd December 2016).
The ladies of Training Choir and Chamber Choir can be heard on tracks ‘O Holy Night’ and ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’, with the latter featuring Chamber Choir member Emily Christian as soloist.
For ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’, the LYC ladies were joined for the recording by members of the gold medal-winning Great Britain ladies hockey team, whose celebrated performance of the National Anthem at the Olympics reached headlines earlier this year.
The recording is available now via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and on CD from all major retailers
About A Great British Christmas
Christmas is a time for being together with family or friends. It’s a time for reaching out to those in need and it can be a time to remember those who are no longer with us. At the heart of those moments, music is there to help us make sense of it all. Early this year I set out to reflect the true soundtrack to Christmas in Britain. I visited community halls, schools, workplaces and people’s homes, recording the sounds I heard and weaving them into this album. It’s full of personal moments: from my first-ever publicly performed teenage composition to a song written last year in response to the ongoing refugee crisis and a song recorded in the shed at the bottom of my garden.
You will know many of the songs but they have been reimagined for my choir ‘Voices’ and this extraordinary line-up of British musicians both professional and amateur. From Glasgow to Cornwall, Cardiff to Belfast I found a tapestry of musical delights with bell ringers, brass bands, community choirs, children’s voices and some of my musical friends as soloists. I wish you a very happy Christmas and all the joy that music can bring