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Libera's new festive entry shakes up this week's CLASSIC fM: top 10

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The Christmas countdown begins, as two albums head straight into the top ten of the Classic FM Chart. Shaking up the chart this week are two festive albums which have soared straight into the top ten. Christmas Carols with Libera is in at No. 9, sitting only a few places behind Christmas at Downton Abbey, which re-enters at No. 5.

Libera are one of the leading worldwide exponents of the British choral tradition and this special collection includes 16 popular carols and a bonus song from the ‘The Snowman'; the evergreen ‘Walking in the Air' is recreated Libera-style.  From the traditional‘Once In Royal David's City' and the haunting ‘Carol Of The Bells' to the popular ‘In The Bleak Midwinter', this new CD is packed with favourites but also imbued with the unmistakable atmosphere of a Libera concert. There will be a launch show on 3 December 2019 at 1930 at St John Smith Square, London.

Further down the chart, the festivities continue as the London Choral Sinfonia's rendition of O Holy Night enters at No. 22, along with a re-entry from the Choir of Trinity College at No. 18 with The Great British Carol Collection. Meanwhile, the top three positions in the chart continue to be dominated by Classic FM presenter Aled Jones and Russell Watson, Andrea Bocelli and Gareth Malone, who remain at No. 1, 2 and 3 respectively.