Get into the spirit of the season with this heart-warming concert of Christmas favourites, with conductor Jordan de Souza leading the Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, the Sing-In Brass, organist and director of music Jonathan Oldengarm and 1,500 carollers singing along! A cherished Montreal tradition since 1980, the 34th annual CBC Christmas Sing-In took place Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, with capacity crowds at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul and (new this year, via simulcast) at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Bourgie Concert Hall.


Listen to music from the 34th annual CBC Christmas Sing-In from Montreal.

While you are listening, you can also look through the above photo gallery assembled by Ben Duinker (who, when he's not working at CBC Music, is also a member of the choir). If you don't see the gallery, just click here.


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2013 Sing-In program

"O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
Processional hymn, 15th century
Arranged by Paul Leddington Wright

"Ding Dong! Merrily on High"
French traditional
Arranged by Charles Wood

"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Arranged by Patrick Wedd

In dulci jubilo
Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)

"Es ist ein Ros entsprungen"
German traditional
Arranged by Hugo Distler

"What Child is This"
English traditional
Arranged by Paul Halley

"Away in a Manger"
William James Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)
Arranged by Nigel Short

"Go, Tell it on the Mountain"
19th century spiritual
Arranged by Paul Halley

"Il est né, le divin Enfant"
French traditional
Arranged by Paul Halley

"Little Drummer Boy"
Katherine K. Davis (1892-1980)
Arranged by Harry Simeone

"Les Anges dans nos campagnes"
French traditional
Arranged by Julian Wachner

Bethlehem Down
Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

"Arabian Dance" (from The Nutcracker, Op. 71)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Arranged by Scott Tresham

In the Bleak Midwinter
Harold Darke (1888-1976)

"Good King Wenceslas"
Piae Cantiones (1582)
Arranged by Alain Trudel

"The Twelve Days of Christmas"
English traditional, Frederic Austin (1872-1952)
Arranged by John Rutter

The Last Words of David
Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
Arranged by Jonathan Oldengarm

"Silent Night"
Franz Xaver Gruber (1787-1863)
Arranged by John E. Ronan

"Laudate Dominum" (from Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Stephanie Manias, soprano

"Joy to the World!"
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Arranged by Julian Wachner

"Finale" (from Variations sur un Noël, op. 20)
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

posted by Scott Tresham on Dec 11, 2013