A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Part of our exciting celebration on December 7th will be telling of A Child’s Christmas in Wales.

The popular prose of Dylan Thomas‘ recollection of Christmases past were made famous by Caedmon Records in 1952 as being one of the earliest commercial audiobooks, with Thomas’ own voice telling the story. The reminiscent lines were a last minute addition to the LP that opened the general market for audio recorded books. This time it will be Dr. Garry Gable returning to help us bring the tales to life.

Selected excerpts of these childhood stories are further imagined with Gary Fry‘s orchestrations.

Fry’s version was commissioned not as long ago back in 2003 for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. You will be able to hear the familiar tunes “Good King Wenceslas” and an exuberant Celtic version of “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing” sung by the returning choirs – University Chorus (James Hawn) and University of Saskatchewan Greystone Singers (Dr. Jennifer Lang)!

There may, or may not be some sleigh riding going on later in the concert, too… But you will just have to come to find out!

See you at the Symphony, and Merry Christmas!

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