Miss Music Nerd’s Musical Advent Calendar, Day 6!

Advent Day 6

Day 6: Christina Rossetti/Gustav Holst – “In The Bleak Midwinter”

Snow and sleet came to Pittsburgh today, and that reminds me of the classic Christmas hymn, “In The Bleak Midwinter.” The Gustav Holst setting was a Christmas Eve tradition with the choir I directed back in Boston, so it has a special place in my heart.

Here’s a version sung at King’s College Cambridge:

And here’s a more recent cover by a trio of Canadian singers:


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