Noël! Noël! A Christmas Tradition

Noel Noel


All the traditions of Christmas. All the hallmarks of surprise.

It’s joyful and intense. Sacred and secular. Modern and ancient. Cheerful and solemn.

Deeply moving and uplifting. There could be a cornetto, a saxophone, a pop singer, some hip action. It’s carols and entertainment. Family and friends. You never know what you might get, but you know it will carry all the wonder and surprise of Christmas, with all the sentiment of the season.

It’s a special celebration we all hold dear. It’s Noël! Noël!

Presented by Australian Brandenburg Orchestra


Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Brandenburg Choir


Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Alma Redemptoris Mater
‘Kyrie’ from Missa Gabriel Archangelus

Alexandre Desplat
‘My love is always here’ from Harry Potter

Once in Royal David’s City

Orlando Gibbons
‘Magnificat’ from Short Service

Orlando Di Lasso
Matona mia cara

Traditional arr. John Rutter
Deck the Hall

David Foster & Linda Thompson-Jenner, arr. Rissi Palmer
Grown-up Christmas list

Rissi PalmerTraditional and Felix Mendelssohn
Medley – Good King Wenceslas / Hark the herald angels sing

John Rutter
Nativity Carol

Arr. Alex PalmerTraditional
The twelve days of Christmas

Gabriel Fauré
Cantique de Jean Racine

Ola Gjeilo
The Ground: Pleni sunt caeli

Claude-Michael Shonberg
‘Bring Him Home (My prayer)’ from Les Misérables

Irving Berlin
White Christmas

Alex Palmer
All nearness pauses, while a star can grow

Aldolphe Adam, arr. Alex Palmer
Cantique de Noël (O Holy Night)

Franz Xaver Gruber
Silent Night

Anon. arr. D. Wilcox
O Come All Ye Faithful