STING – A Winter’s Night… Live from Durham Cathedral

Track list:

  1. Intro (Sting/A Winter’s Night Concert)
  2. The Snow It Melts The Soonest
  3. Gabriel’s Message
  4. Soul Cake
  5. There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue
  6. Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming
  7. Christmas At Sea
  8. Now Winter Comes Slowly
  9. Cold Song
  10. The Burning Babe
  11. Ghost Story
  12. Team Spirit
  13. The Hounds Of Winter
  14. Cherry Tree Carol
  15. Balulalow
  16. Bethelehem Down
  17. Coventry Carol
  18. Lullaby For An Anxious Child
  19. I Saw Three Ships
  20. You Only Cross My Mind In Winter

Sting – vocals, lute, guitar
Robert Sadin – musical director, conductor
Lisa Fischer – vocals
Laila Biali – vocals
Jo Lawry – vocals
Steven Santoro – vocals
Dominic Miller – guitar
David Mansfield – mandolin, various strung instruments
Kathryn Tickell – fiddle, northumbrian smallpipes
Peter Tickell – fiddle
Vincent Segal – cello
Ira Coleman – bass
Julian Sutton – melodeon
Mary Macmaster – harp
Chris Gekker – trumpet
Cyro Baptista – percussion
Bashiri Johnson – percussion
Rhani Krija – percussion

Sting: A Winter’s Night… Live from Durham Cathedral
Recorded on September 19, 2009

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), known as #Sting, is an English musician and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1984. He launched a solo career in 1985, and has included elements of #rock, #jazz, reggae, classical, new-age, and worldbeat in his music.

As a solo musician and a member of the Police, Sting has received 17 Grammy Awards: he won Song of the Year for “Every Breath You Take”, three Brit Awards, including Best British Male Artist in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and four nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In 2019, he received a BMI Award for “Every Breath You Take” becoming the most-played song in radio history. In 2002, Sting received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Police in 2003. In 2000, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording. In 2003, Sting received a CBE from Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for services to music. He was made a Kennedy Center Honoree at the White House in 2014, and was awarded the Polar Music Prize in 2017.

With the Police, Sting became one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Solo and with the Police combined, he has sold over 100 million records. In 2006, Paste ranked him 62nd of the 100 best living songwriters. He was 63rd of VH1’s 100 greatest artists of rock, and 80th of Q magazine’s 100 greatest musical stars of the 20th century. He has collaborated with other musicians on songs such as “Money for Nothing” with Dire Straits, “Rise & Fall” with Craig David, “All for Love” with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, “You Will Be My Ain True Love” with Alison Krauss, and introduced the North African music genre raï to Western audiences through the hit song “Desert Rose” with Cheb Mami. In 2018, he released the album 44/876, a collaboration with Jamaican musician Shaggy, which won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2019.

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