Carols from Opera North

Enjoy a selection of traditional carols, performed by the Chorus of Opera North and musicians from the Orchestra of Opera North.

These carols were recorded in December 2020 at Leeds Town Hall, as part of a very special digital event, Carols for Care Homes, which was designed to reach some of the residents and staff at care homes and hospices who have been greatly affected by the pandemic. At this time of isolation for many, Carols for Care Homes was created to help spark memories and lift spirits with a touch of festive magic, using traditional carols and familiar Christmas songs and encouraging viewers to sing along.

You can also download a song sheet to sing along with these carols at home. These links will open in the same window, so you may need to click back to navigate back to the video.

Song sheet - pdf

With thanks to the Chorus of Opera North, Orchestra of Opera North Brass ensemble, and special guest, Leeds City Organist Darius Battiwalla.

Programme:

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Away in a Manger

Silent Night

Once in Royal David’s City

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

O Little Town of Bethlehem

O Come, All Ye Faithful