"The number of boy choristers was fixed at 16 by King Henry in 1453 and it is 16 still. While originally there were six lay clerks, there are now 12 choral scholars, who are undergraduates of the college studying for degrees. Willcocks therefore lost about a third of his most experienced singers every year, as the boys' voices break and the men graduate... There is, however, a compensatory factor in that much of the music for which the choir is famous is new to a third of its members each year, thus contributing to the remarkable vitality and spontaneity of the singing." -- Gramophone
Nineteen Christmas favorites from one of England's finest choirs. Includes time-honored songs including: O Come All Ye Faithful;Read more Away in a Manger; God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen; and the Coventry Carol. Read less
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