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The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra is joined by special guests soprano Patricia Wright and The Graduate Choir NZ for its 2016 Celebrate Christmas concert, recorded in Holy Trinity Cathedral on 9 December 2016.

This year's programme:

Victoria: O Magnum Mysterium
Handel: Messiah, selection
Suk: Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn
Mozart: Laudate Dominum
Traditional arr Rutter: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Tchaikovsky: December – Christmas, from The Seasons
Prokofiev: Troika, from Lieutenant Kijé Suite
Chris Artley [NZ]: Qui Creavit Caelum (world premiere performance)
Ravel: Mother Goose
Bryan Kelly: Improvisations on Christmas Carols, I. Allegro (God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen)
Gauntlett arr Rutter: Once in Royal David's City
Traditional arr Rutter: Sans Day Carol
Schubert arr Tyzik: Ave Maria
Bryan Kelly: Improvisations on Christmas Carols, V. Allegro (Ding Dong Merrily on High)
Rutter: Candlelight Carol
Mendelssohn arr Wilcocks: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Gruber arr Maskell: Silent Night