Welcome All Wonders - A Christmas Cantata
The choir’s debut CD on the Signum Classics label. The Choir of The Queen's College releases its latest disc on the Signum label. This disc is the world premiere recording of a major work by renowned British composer David Bednall, commissioned by the choir.
Welcome all Wonders: A Christmas Cantata is a large-scale work for choir, organ, and trumpet spanning 15 movements. It celebrates the Christmas story through an imaginative selection and juxtaposition of poetry and liturgical texts, and provides a multifaceted telling of the familiar narrative.
The celebratory aspects of Christmas are tainted by darker themes that are inherent to the story but are easily overlooked, culminating in an enlightened and engaging work that explores the Christmas story in a profound manner.