With nearly 12 days left before Christmas, the College was delighted to bring some festive cheer by welcoming acclaimed vocal quartet FourVoice on the evening of Friday 11 December for its first virtual a capella Christmas Song Medley, organised by Dr Jo Ashbourn. The event was livestreamed from a studio in Hackney with an online audience of over 100 to hear FourVoice sing an hour of Christmas favourites.
Opening with a Drifters'-style `White Christmas', the songs were a medley of both popular Christmas songs and traditional carols sung a capella and many in a swing jazz style, ending with a rousing rendition of `We Wish You a Merry Christmas'.
The full programme is below:
Jingle Bell Rock
Ding Dong Merrily on High
O Holy Night
Deck the Halls
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
The Christmas Song - Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Joy to the World
The Twelve Days of Christmas
All I Want for Christmas is You
We wish you a Merry Christmas
FourVoice are a vocal quartet who have sung to acclaim on Channel Four, performed gigs at Claridges and the Royal Exchange, and performed to sell-out crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe. They have been the vocal support for Russell Watson, Kerry Ellis and Rhydian at the Proms on the Thames, and featured on Classic FM’s No. 1 charity single, ‘Steadfast’. Most recently they were broadcast singing live on Magic FM.
The video of the Christmas Song Medley can be viewed here.