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5 December 2019, 16:18 | Updated: 18 December 2019, 12:34
Enjoy our exclusive Christmas concert – featuring traditional carols performed by some of the country’s finest young musicians at St. John’s Smith Square in London – presented by Charlotte Hawkins.
Our exclusive Christmas show, A Classic FM Christmas is now available to watch on Amazon Prime.
Now streaming in the UK, USA and over 56 other territories, A Classic FM Christmas is presented by Charlotte Hawkins, and features performances from Genesis Sixteen, the Carducci Quartet, organist Anna Lapwood, and pianist and composer Thomas Hewitt Jones.
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Click here to watch in the USA.
Created and filmed by Classic FM, A Classic FM Christmas is a full concert featuring beautiful Christmas music that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home – or on-the-go – via Amazon.
The concert includes performances of carol favourites like ‘Silent Night’, ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’, ‘Once In Royal David's City’ and ‘Carol of the Bells’ along with stunning festive performances from organist Anna Lapwood and the Carducci Quartet (see full programme below).
Charlotte Hawkins is a TV and radio presenter. As well as presenting a weekly show on Classic FM on Sunday afternoons, Charlotte is a presenter on ITV Racing and Good Morning Britain, and was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017.
Genesis Sixteen is a choir formed as part of the Genesis Foundation, a scheme run by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen to nurture the next generation of talented ensemble singers. Applications for Genesis Sixteen are now open – click here to find out more.
Anna Lapwood is a conductor, organist, broadcaster and Director of Music at Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Also performing in A Classic FM Christmas are composer-pianist Thomas Hewitt Jones and the Carducci Quartet.
St John’s Smith Square is a magnificent Baroque church that has stood in the heart of Westminster for nearly 300 years. Since its construction, the building has survived a fire, lightning, bomb plots and a monumental attack during the Blitz that completely gutted its interior.
It was transformed into a spectacular concert venue in the 1960s and the greatest international musicians, from conductor Simon Rattle and cellist Jacqueline du Pré, to American composer Eric Whitacre, have played there since.
‘Once in Royal David’s City’
Henry Gauntlett, arr. Arthur Henry Mann
‘In the Bleak Midwinter’
‘Carol of the Bells’
‘The Wexford Carol’
Traditional, arr. Michelle Fleming
Prelude & Fugue in A
Franz Xaver Gruber, arr. Thomas Hewitt Jones
Thomas Hewitt Jones
‘O magnum mysterium’
Tomás Luis de Victoria
Franz Xaver Gruber
‘Past Three O'Clock’
Traditional, arr. Charles Wood
‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’
‘A Classic FM Christmas’ is now streaming on Amazon Prime in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and 56 other territories. Head to Amazon Prime Video to watch now and find out more.