Jessye Norman has taken her voice to a higher choir. In memoriam I offer two versions of one of my favorite choir anthems, Donald Fraser's This Christmastide, a.k.a. Jessye's Carol.

With Ms. Norman herself:

and with the American Boy Choir. Our choir sang this back in the late 1990's, and the memory still moves me. I find it almost as powerful to listen to as to sing.

Posted by sursumcorda on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7:52 am | Edit
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I had never heard this song.

Posted by Kathy Lewis on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at 12:53 pm

Neither had I until we sang it. I was delighted, years later, to find the American Boy Choir version, and only now found the version with Jessye Norman singing. YouTube can be quite a resource!

Posted by SursumCorda on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Oh! The memories!!

Posted by joyful on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 at 11:47 am
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