Category : Concert Videos
Dec. 17, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. PST

We extend a warm seasonal invitation for viewers to join us for WASSAIL, our 2021 holiday concert featuring English carols both old and new, as well as a performance of Benjamin Britten's masterwork A Boy was Born. Britten was only a teenager when he wrote A Boy was Born, an ambitious cycle of variations on a simple melody that guides listeners through many styles and characters from breathtaking beauty to explosive joy. The music showcases Britten's precocious talent, skilled beyond his years.

Don't forget to download the digital program which contains all of the texts, translations and program notes. And be sure to watch until the very end of the video for a special encore not listed in the program!