RTC-30: 1963 The House of Christmas Suite

Text: G.K. Chesterton

  1. “The House of Christmas”
  2. “The Wise Men”
  3. “A Child of the Snows”
  4. “The Nativity”

Commission: Written for St. James Anglican Church Choir, Vancouver
Premiere: 1963, St. James Anglican Church Choir, Vancouver
Publication: CMC
Recording: Amoroso Canto, Canzona Chamber Choir, conducted by Henry Engbrecht (2008)


Turner’s British cultural heritage is also apparent in The House of Christmas Suite (1963), a dramatic setting of a long narrative poem by G.K Chesterton commissioned and premiered by the St. James Anglican Church Choir in Vancouver.