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Collegium Singers – A Dragon for Christmas! A banquet of festive treatsincluding Rutter’s The Reluctant Dragon

December 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Kenneth Grahame (of ‘Wind in the Willows’ fame) published a book of children’s stories in 1898, called Dream Days. His story takes place in the Berkshire Downs where he lived, and legend has it that St George fought a dragon. However, Kenneth Grahame’s dragon is of literary persuasion with a penchant for poetry and absolutely no desire to fight St George – The Relectant Dragon, no less!

Collegium Singers invite you to come and enjoy the John Rutter’s 1985 musical setting and to imagine the story unfolding somewhere in the Hills surrounding Wellington on December 17that 7.30 pm.

There will be plenty of other Christmas delights to enjoy with music by Richard Rodney Bennett, Herbert Howells, Francis Poulenc, Ola Gjeilo and Vaughan Williams.

Wine and mince pies in the interval too!

Discounted tickets in advance -£12 Adults; £6 Students

Programme detail

Out of your sleep – Richard Rodney Bennett

Bethlehem Down – Peter Warlock

A spotless Rose – Herbert Howells

Spotless Rose- Ola Gjeilo

There is no rose – Richard Rodney Bennett

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen – Jan Sandström

Le sommeil de l’enfant Jésus –  François-Auguste Gevaert

Quem pastores laudavere – arr. John Rutter

Quem vidistis pastores dicite – Francis Poulenc

I wonder as I wander – arr. John Rutter

Wassail song – Vaughan Williams

Benedicamus Domino – Peter Warlock

The Reluctant Dragon – John Rutter


December 17, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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