Choral Classics for Advent
The lovely mass for four voices and orchestra by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, written in 1694 based on the melodies of ten French Christmas carols.
Bach: Wachet Auf ; 'Sleepers Wake'
Cantata for the 27th Sunday after Trinity
The words of the hymn speak of a bright light coming in the middle of the night, and the first verse tells believers to wake up from their sleep and hold up their lamps. Rather than preparing for some new awful thing, the hymn is saying to be prepared for joy by sharing your light.
East Sussex Bach Choir
Music Director John Hancorn
The Baroque Collective Leader Alison Bury
Soprano Alexandra Kidgell
Organ Claire Williams
St. Andrew's Church
The Tye, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5TL