The Kennedy Center

Nowell Sing We Clear



Biography

2010 marks the 36th season of the Pageant of Midwinter Carols tour. Performers John Roberts and Tony Barrand, are widely known for their concerts and recordings of English ballads and songs with New England  dance musicians, Fred Breunig and Andy Davis. Much of the singing is 4-part a cappella harmony, with carols worth dancing to, performed by fiddle, accordion, concertina, banjo and piano. 

The show begins with a fresh look at the telling of the story of Christ's birth through unfamiliar folk carols. The show ends with even less familiar songs associated with midwinter visiting customs such as “Hunting the Wren,” the “Derby Ram,” and "Wassailing on New Year’s Eve." The audience is encouraged to sing along with many of the songs.
Nowell Sing We Clear