New arrivals include this festive season selection of popular, classical and choral music, children’s songs and ballet. From the Wiggles and Nutcracker to the Melbourne Symphony and Amber Lawrence, there is something for everyone to celebrate here on CD & DVD. 

A Symphonic Christmas by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. (CD)

ABC, [2016]

ABC, [2016]

ABC Kids Christmas.  Volume 4. (CD)

ABC-Universal, 2017

ABC-Universal, 2017

A Symphonic Christmas is a collection of popular festive songs and carols, featuring the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and 100-voice choir.  Recorded live at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne, tunes range from Sleigh Ride, made famous by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme in the 60s, to the rousing chorus in God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

ABC Kids Christmas is Volume 4 in the best-selling series with The Wiggles, Bananas in Pyjamas and many more from the ABC Kids family performing a great mix of Christmas classics.

All of these CDs are currently available on the Listening Posts in Arts.  The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD is available on.  There are eight jukebox listening posts in the Arts Reading Room, where you can listen to CDs from the audiovisual collection.

Group of people using listening post in Arts room © Andrew Lloyd

Group of people using listening post in Arts room © Andrew Lloyd

The Nutcracker.  Music composed by Tchaikovsky.  Performed by The Australian Ballet. (DVD)

ABC, [2014]

ABC, [2014]

Peter Wright’s sumptuous production of The Nutcracker features The Australian Ballet in a magical performance in one of the world’s best-loved classics, set to Tchaikovsky’s celebrated score.

This and other DVDs and audio-visual material, can be requested via the online catalogue and viewed in the AV Centre in the Library, during normal opening hours.

Noel! Noel! : Live in Concert by Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Choir ; Paul Dyer, Artistic Director. (CD & DVD)

ABC, 2017

ABC, 2017

Noel! Noel! is a live recording of the annual concert of Christmas carols and music performed by the renowned Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Paul Dyer.  Recorded live at St Francis of Assisi Church, Paddington, NSW in 2016.

Friends for Christmas by John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John. (CD)

Sony, [2016]

Sony, [2016]

 

Friends for Christmas is the 2016 release by Australian popular music legends, Olivia Newton-John and John Farnham, performing favourite Christmas carols and songs including White Christmas made famous by Bing Crosby in the 40s, Let it Snow and Silent Night.  A deluxe version of the album with bonus tracks was released last month.

Aussie, Aussie Christmas by Amber Lawrence. (CD)

ABC-Universal, [2016]

ABC-Universal, [2016]

Aussie, Aussie Christmas features country music superstar, Amber Lawrence, on her new kids album that will get all singing and dancing around the barbeque, with such distinctly Australian songs as Aussie Aussie Christmas, The Animal Christmas Do, Swimming Pool, My Aunty is the Fun One on Christmas Day, It Doesn’t Snow Here, and many more.

Seasons Greetings & Enjoy!

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