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Live at NPR: Anonymous 4

Holiday Harmonies from the Vocal Ensemble

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The women of Anonymous 4 — Marsha Genensky, Susan Hellauer, Jaqueline Horner and Johanna Maria Rose — join NPR's Fred Child in Studio 4A to perform a selection of holiday music.

The women, together as a group for 17 years, recently announced that the 2003-2004 season would be their last as a full-time recording and performing ensemble. They talk with Child about making that monumental decision.

Anonymous 4 is accompanied on several tracks by harpist Andrew Lawrence King.

Here is a playlist from the performance:

- "The Holly and the Ivy"

- "The Lamb" (Tavener)

- "Grene Groweth the Holly"

- "Balualow" (arr. by Richard Rodney Bennett)

- "Awake anbd Join the Cheerful Choir"

- "The Seven Rejoices"

- "The Reel of Tullochgorum"

- "Wel, dyma'r boaru gorau"

- "The Cherry Tree Carol"

- "Can Wassel (Wassail Song)"

- "New Year Carol"

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