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The Manchester Carols – ‘finest’ for Christmas

December 10, 2009

MusicWeb International has just posted a superb review of The Manchester Carols.

MANNING The Manchester Carols
The Manchester Carollers, Northern Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tanner


This new sequence of Christmas carols was written in 2007 by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy and composer Sasha Johnson Manning, and premièred in the same year. The Manchester Carols re-tell the Christmas Story for the 21st Century, celebrating a child’s birth and all that child was to become: a man who lived by a humble, selfless creed, championing the marginalised in a society which was, as it is now, fraught with political tensions. These carols are for everybody, the believer and the non-believer, people of other faiths and everyone wishing to join in the Christmas celebrations.

Read the review


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