National Symphony Orchestra presents Christmas Gala with Claudia Boyle

Wexford – 15th December

David Brophy, conductor 
Claudia Boyle, soprano 
Cór Linn 

Back by popular demand, our festive gala magically bringing together the worlds of opera, seasonal favourites and carols. 


The always ‘captivating’ Claudia Boyle sings favourite arias by Gounod and Bizet, and Christmas classics, including Bach/Gounod’s Ave Maria, ‘Je veux vivre’ (Roméo et Juliette), ‘Comme autrefois’ (The Pearl Fishers), The Wexford Carol and O Holy Night. 


Suitably snowy orchestral showpieces include Nigel Hess’s ringing Christmas Overture and Leroy Anderson’s exhilarating Sleigh Ride. 


Christmas Gala Repertoire


Shostakovich Festive Overture
Gounod ‘Ah, je veux vivre’ (Roméo et Juliette)
Mascagni, Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana)
Ponchielli Dance of the Hours (La Gioconda)
Bizet ‘Comme autrefois’ (The Pearl Fishers)
Lerner & Loewe ‘I could have danced all night’ (My Fair Lady)
Berlioz The Shepherds’ Farewell (L’enfance du Christ)
Tchaikovsky March, Sugar Plum Fairy, Russian Dance (The Nutcracker)




Hess Christmas Overture/Medley
Trad. arr. Damian Gallagher The Wexford Carol
Berlin arr. Gavin Murphy White Christmas
Tchaikovsky Christmas Waltz (‘December’ from The Seasons)
Woodward arr. Stuart Nicholson & John Rutter Ding Dong Merrily on High
Rimsky-Korsakov Dance of the Tumblers (The Snow Maiden)
Bach/Gounod Ave Maria
Adam arr. Gavin Murphy O Holy Night
Williams Harry’s Wondrous World (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone)
Anderson Sleigh Ride

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