'Osanna in Excelsis' Johann Sebastian Bach
Classic FM Album of the Week, from Monday 21 December.
The Crouch End Festival Chorus has become established as one of the UK's leading choirs and internationally recognised, revered for their effortless adaptability to perform both classical and contemporary works. Their list of collaborations cover the full spectrum of music, ranging from Hans Zimmer to Jose Carreras.
This enchanting new seasonal release brings together favourites and contemporary Christmas songs. There's a new twist to some of them, and some exceptional new vocal and musical arrangements. Walking in the Air and East 17's Stay Another Day are particularly effective, while I Wish It Could be Christmas Every Day should be left to Roy Wood.