#12Days: Give the Gift of a Choral Christmas
#12Days is an online digital Christmas gift that delivers a seasonal musical offering to the recipient’s email every day from 25th December to 6th January. Created by Anita Datta during the first year of national lockdown in 2020, the project was subscribed to and gifted by hundreds of music lovers across the world. The special finale was featured by Gramophone as video of the day for Epiphany. In collaboration with Echo Vocal Ensemble and The Gesualdo Six, the project saw the three groups travel to Castle Howard in North Yorkshire where the mini-series was filmed. The programme ranged from festive polyphony to works by living composers, and popular favourites in elegant choral style. With eco-friendly digital delivery, 12 Days of Christmas provided a gift option for music-lovers wherever they may be in a year when many will not able to hear live singing or indeed visit those they love. In association with Ryedale Festival.