The Sixth Day of Christmas: Gaudete!

A lively Latin carol from the 16th century, performed by the Chor Leoni Men’s Choir from my own birthplace, Vancouver, B.C.


  1. That’s a great gung ho version.

    • I’m glad you liked it. I listened to several versions, and this one stood out for that reason. Something about that song really shows its quality when it’s being belted by a roomful of male voices. ‘Gung ho’ is a good way to describe it, and for all the sarcasm that has been invested in the term in recent decades, it’s not necessarily a bad quality.

  2. I like this version of one of my all-time favorites. All the songs you have been posting are enhanced by the lovely sound quality that comes of being sung in cathedrals.

    • Yes, I’ve been picky about that. (Though I think Serpentyne’s ‘Personent hodie’ was done in a plain old recording studio.) I’ve rejected quite a few videos due to poor sound quality, either because they weren’t recorded in a good acoustic environment, or because they were recorded with poor equipment. If the vocals are mushy and the words not clearly audible, I look for another version. I believe I’ve been lucky so far.

  3. Merry 6th day of Christmas!

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