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“One of the finest crafted...and innately musical ensembles with which I have had the pleasure to work.”
Keith Lockhart, BOSTON POPS

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Quiet your thoughts and put Keeping Christmas in your CD player to enjoy a traditional "Service of Readings and Carols" in the comfort of your own home.  Intertwined with the tranquil and beautiful choral music of Gloriae Dei Cantores are readings from Matthew - reverently retelling the story of Christ's birth.  This is a glorious way to experience Christmas and includes the beloved "Missa ad Praesepe or Mass of the Cradle," originally written for Westminster Cathedral in London.  The CD runs about 70 minutes.

Premiere and Only Works

Track 4 O Prince of Peace Gerald Near
Track 7 Shall I Tell You Harold Stover
Track 8 A Child's Welcome David Campbell
Track 9 Carol of the Star arr. June Nixon
Track 11 Willow Carol Bruce Campbell
Track 12 On Christmas Day arr. Fred Gramann
Track 15 In the Bleak Midwinter arr. Robert Lau
Track21-24 Missa ad Praesepe George Malcolm

Critical Acclaim

 

  • “Gloriæ Dei Cantores collaborated with The Boston Pops on ten Holiday Tours. “One of the finest crafted, best blended, and innately musical ensembles with which I have had the pleasure to work.”
    Keith Lockhart, Conductor BOSTON POPS
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  • “One of North America’s...finest choirs”
    Gramophone
  • “They sing with absolute fluency and authority”
    Gramophone
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  • “Exquisite singing – undoubtedly one of the premier choral ensembles in the world.”
    President, American Classical Music Hall of Fame

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GDCD050
UPC: 709887005022
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