16 December - When Jesus, Our Lord / Say, Where Is He Born
One of the joys of the Chritmas/Ephiphany season when I lived in Surrey was the singing of this solo/trio section of Mendelssohn's unfinished work Christus, Op. 97.
I never sang it myself there - there were three very experienced and capable singers who filled the roles of the Magi mervellously, especially since one was a minister, and so was resplendent in his vestments (the other two being in borrowed copes for the occasion).
I always wanted to sing one of the parts though, so this is my chance for the limelight. Break a leg.
Music: from Christus, by Felix Mendelssohn-Batholdy
Words: Christian Charles Josias von Bunsen
Musicians: Kathleen Jowitt (solo), Tony Evershed (trio)