The Christmas Liszt

Share your own recording of your favourite carol with us!

A Christmas Carol
This Christmas on Classic FM - the home of Christmas music - we're asking you to share your own favourite performance of a Christmas carol.

Whether you're a solo performer, a family band, a school choir, a singing group, a community choral society - simply upload your recording below for other people to enjoy. And tell us a little bit about yourself too!  
 
Come back to see if your recording has made it onto the 'liszt' - and hear some of the other contributions. 
 
Each day on Classic FM's More Music Breakfast, Tim Lihoreau will be sharing a contribution that's particularly taken his fancy and sending a seasonal prize to the performers.
 
Upload your carol here: 
 


Your Christmas Songs:

From Holly Strauss in Christchurch
La Nova Singers in Christchurch have been singing together for almost 10 years, and this arrangement by Jay Althouse has become one of the most popular pieces in their Christmas repertoire. 
Still a Bach Christmas by La Nova Singers

From Alison Taylor in Solihull
The St. Alphege C.E. Junior School Choir SongSquad was set up four years ago by music teacher Allison. Here they are singing one of their favourite songs - Somewhere in my Memory.
Somewhere in my Memory  


From Louise Douglas in Guildford
Alton Convent Senior School Chamber Choir have a rather novel take on the Sussex Carol, composed by Bob Chilcott in 7/8 time.
Sussex Carol by Alton Convent Senior School Chamber Choir


From Elinor Buglass in Cardiff
Elinor is a music library assistant, but she also does some freelance flute playing, and has played with the Welsh Sinfonia.
O Holy Night by Elinor Buglass 


From Len Hatchard in Christchurch

Highcliffe Junior Choir from Christchurch sang this at a recent Christmas Concert organised to raise funds for the Choir to compete at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in July 2014.
Rocking Carol by Highcliffe Junior Choir  


From Janet Swaby in Ilkeston

'Mary Did You Know' featured in the recent Advent Service at Saint John Houghton Catholic Academy in Ilkeston. This was recorded live.
Mary, Did You Know? at Saint John Houghton Catholic Academy  


From the More Music Breakfast Show team
Those inventive young musicians from the Classic FM More Music Breakfast team - Tim Lihoreau, Phil Noyce and Al Cockburn - have had a go too and have given Silent Night the Arvo Part treatment. We present 'Stille im Stille':

Stille im Stille by Tim, Phil and Al


From Steven Griffin in Edinburgh
Steven directs the Chamber Choir of George Watson's College in Edinburgh. He has sent us their 'Jolly Christmas Medley' that he arranged himself.

Jolly Christmas Medley by the Chamber Choir of George Watson's College

From John Greenall in St. Helens
John is a tenor with the Haydock Male Voice Choir and they regularly sing this jaunty version of Good King Wenceslas at their carol concerts each year. 

Good King Wenceslas by Haydock Male Voice Choir

From Sarah Coope in East Riding
Sarah is a GP and mother of two. She enjoys playing the piano to relax and is this year accompanying a trumpeter to provide the musical background for a Christmas dinner at St. Andrews Church in Kirkella, East Yorkshire.

Christmas tune by Sarah Coope

From Robert Jackson in Reading
This is Infant Holy, Infant Lowly as sung by the Reading Phoenix Choir conducted by David Crown.

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly by the Reading Phoenix Choir  

From Jill Knight in Potters Bar
Jill is the Director of Potters Bar Community Choir, Hertfordshire which will be celebrating its 10th anniversary next year. Here they are singing an arrangement of 'Ding Dong merrily on high' by Peter Hunt in preparation for a community carol service with the local schools and churches.

Ding Dong Merrily on High by the Potters Bar Community Choir

From Juliette Holtom in Worcester

Juliette is a member of the Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir and this track comes from their new CD, The Guest, featuring the music of Birmingham-born Australian composer Paul Paviour:

Welcome Yule by Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir


From Andrew Cleary in Redhill
Andrew has sent us 'Carol of the Bells' sung at the end of term community Carol Service by Schola Cantorum, the Chamber Choir of Christ's Hospital School, Horsham:

Carol Of The Bells by Christ's Hospital Schola Cantorum 


From Will Todd in Guildford
This track was recorded with St. Martin in the Fields and the Brandenburg Festival Chorus. "Lovely people to work with," says Will:

Away in a Manger by Will Todd  


From Laura Simpson in Newport

Laura is a singer of gospel and country gospel music as well as other genres. This is a recording made by her brother, Wesley:
Silent Night by Laura Simpson

 

From John Gleadall in Portsmouth
John is a retired music teacher who says he "wants to share a lifetime's worth of songs for children.":
Christmas by John Gleadall

From Jackie Spencer in Canterbury
This is a recording of a live performance at Westminster Cathedral sung by the senior chamber choir Sedecim from Kent College Canterbury. They were the runners up in the Barnardo's National Choir of the Year Competition 2013. The singers are aged between 13-18 years. "We love singing this beautiful piece!" says Jackie.:

Lully lulla, thou little tiny child


From Gabi Nicholson-Dunbar in Newport
DOLCE, a girls harmony group all aged 16 years and under have been together for just over 2 years and are all friends who love to sing together. They've worked with Vangelis and Bryn Terfel. Not bad!
Silent Night by DOLCE 


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