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Format: 2017-12-15
Format: 2017-12-15
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    20 December 2017 - 7:30pm
    Christmas with Sonoro
    Michael Higgins, Neil Ferris, Sonoro, Soo Bishop
    Church of St John the Baptist Wimbledon SW19 4NZ
    United Kingdom

    With seasonal choral favourites and carols for all to sing, Sonoro's Christmas concert is a magical way to celebrate the festive season with family and friends. We’ll be performing music by Eric Whitacre, Gareth Treseder, John Rutter, Herbert Howells, Cecilia McDowall and Will Todd, and we’re thrilled to be giving the world premiere of a new carol written especially for us by Betty Roe. Tickets include mulled wine and mince pies.

    Lux Aurumque
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
    Blessed be that Maid Marie
    Gareth Treseder (1985 - )
    There is no rose of such virtue (1954)
    John Joubert (1927-)
    Nativity Carol
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Here is the little door
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
    Traditional ()
    Oriens, from 7 Magnificat Antiphons
    Gabriel Jackson (1962-)
    Bethlehem Down
    Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
    O little town of Bethlehem
    Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869-1942)
    In the bleak midwinter
    Harold Darke (1888-1976)
    Silent night
    Michael Higgins (1981-)
    Coventry carol
    Michael Higgins (1981-)
    Sussex Carol, 'On Christmas Night'
    Traditional ()
    My Lord has come
    Will Todd (1969-)
    Ding dong! Merrily on high
    Traditional ()
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    16 December 2017 - 7:15pm
    The Waiting Sky | North Cotswold Chamber Choir
    Karina Bell, North Cotswold Chamber Choir, Sarah Tenant-Flowers, Terry McNamara
    St Mary's Church Adderbury OX17 3EF
    United Kingdom

    The North Cotswold Chamber Choir is delighted to return to the beautiful Cotswolds village of Adderbury for its perennially popular Christmas concert. ‘The Waiting Sky’ will be on Saturday 16th December, with plenty of opportunities for the audience to get involved, a smattering of thoughtful and humorous readings, and a rich variety of familiar and new festive music including Britten's 'A Ceremony of Carols' in an arrangement for full choir. Sarah Tenant-Flowers, our principal conductor, will be at the helm for the evening.

    Frohlocket, ihr Völker auf Erden
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    God rest ye merry, gentlemen
    Traditional ()
    Behold, here is the best morning
    Traditional Welsh ()
    Huron Carol
    Traditional Canadian ()
    The waiting sky
    Oliver Tarney (1984-)
    Quittez, pasteurs
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Il est né le divin enfant
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Maria Durch ein Dornwald Gang
    Traditional German ()
    O Jesulein süss from 7 geistliche Volkslieder
    Max Reger (1873-1916)
    It came upon the midnight clear
    Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
    Masters in this hall
    Traditional ()
    O little town of Bethlehem
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Good King Wenceslas
    Traditional ()
    I believe in Father Christmas
    Traditional ()
    A Ceremony of Carols
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
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    16 December 2017 - 10:00pm
    In the Bleak Mid Winter | Boys and Men's Choir of St Nicholas, North Walsham
    Boys and Men's Choir of St Nicholas, David Ballard, North Walsham
    St Nicholas Parish Church North Walsham NR28 9BT
    United Kingdom

    The latest concert from the Boys’ and Men’s choir of St Nicholas, North Walsham. Entitled ‘In the Bleak MidWinter’ the Christmas concert, a staple of festive life in North Walsham, will feature well-loved carols for all to join in with, dramatic poetry readings by local recitalists and choir favourites old and new along with the odd surprise!

    Seasonal refreshments will also be available.

    In the bleak midwinter
    Harold Darke (1888-1976)
    Lux aurumque
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
    The Shepherd's Carol
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    In dulci jubilo
    Robert Lucas Pearsall (1795-1856)
    A spotless rose
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    O little town of Bethlehem
    Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869-1942)
    L'adieu des bergers (The shepherds' farewell) from L'enfance du Christ
    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
    E'en so Lord Jesus, quickly come
    Paul Manz (1919-2009)
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    23 December 2017 - 5:00pm
    Nottingham Harmonic Choir and Thoresby Colliery Band
    John Morehen, Nottingham Harmonic Choir, Richard Laing, Thoresby Colliery Band
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    There is nothing like heartily singing carols alongside hundreds of fellow concert-goers to get you in the Christmas spirit. With Christmas only days away, add some sparkle to your festive season by joining Thoresby Colliery Band and the choir for a family friendly concert of the very best of traditional and modern Christmas music.

    Carols for choir and audience
    Various ()
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    16 December 2017 - 7:30pm
    Handel's Messiah | Phoenix Singers
    Edward Button, Geoff Lavery, John Holland-Avery, Lindsay Gowers, Phoenix Singers, The Kingfisher Sinfonietta, Toby Ward
    Framlingham College Chapel Framlingham IP13 9EY
    United Kingdom

    Phoenix Singers perform Handel's most well known oratorio in the fine setting of Framlingham College, with excellent soloists, conducted by Geoff Lavery.

    Messiah (Watkins Shaw Edition)
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    16 December 2017 - 7:00pm
    A Christmas History - The City of Leicester Singers
    Richard Archer, The City of Leicester Singers
    Church of St James the Greater Leicester LE2 1NE
    United Kingdom

    This year, The City of Leicester Singers present an evening of music and readings which will celebrate the festive season by exploring its story through the ages to modern times. We hope that our programme will provide something of interest, and even amusement, for all, as well as giving our audience the opportunity to join us in singing some favourite carols.

    Our carols are arranged in chronological order, starting with music from the fourteenth century, and finishing in the present day. Most will be familiar, but a few are new not only to the choir, but probably also to those listening. Readings by members of the choir - a mixture of prose and poems - will explore the development of Christmas and the origins of many customs associated with it.

    We hope that our concert will be enjoyable, and informative in a light-hearted way. It might even provide some interesting things for our audience to pass on to friends and family over the Christmas season!

    Carols for choir and audience
    Various ()
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    15 December 2017 - 1:00pm
    Puzzle Piece Opera presents Cinderella
    Bobby Harding, Eleanor Strutt, Puzzle Piece Opera
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by Trinity Laban Student Union

    Puzzle Piece Opera presents a new, fully staged jukebox opera, retelling the classic fairytale, 'Cinderella'.
    Punctuating the plot with rousing choruses and beautiful arias of Mozart, Verdi, Offenbach, Rossini and more, this unique fusion of opera and pantomimic storytelling is sure to delight audiences.

    This production will be sung in English, delivered by a company who have gained a reputation for quality condensed performances.

    Artistic director - Eleanor Strutt
    Music director and accompanist - Bobby Harding

    Cast: Cinderella - Sofia Celenza, Prince - TBC, Queen - Anna Rea, King - Oliver Sheffield, Priscillla - Emily Kirby-Ashmore,
    Clorinda - Megan Linnell, Captain of the Guard - Michael Collins, Housekeeper - Jenny Barwise, Butler - Rhys Chard

    Fate presto, o cari amici from Così fan tutte
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Bei Mannern Welche Liebe Fuhlen, from 'The Magic Flute'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Libiamo ne'lieti calici (Drinking song) from La Traviata
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Via resti servita, Madama brillante from Le nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Zu hilfe! Zu hilfe! from Die Zauberflöte, 'The Magic Flute'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann
    Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
    Là ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Im Feuerstrom der Reben from Die Fledermaus
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Fredda ed immobile from Il barbiere di Siviglia, 'The Barber of Seville'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    O soave fanciulla from La bohème, 'Bohemian life'
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
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    16 December 2017 - 5:00pm
    Reading Phoenix Choir
    Christopher Hann, Reading Phoenix Choir
    Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin Reading RG1 2HX
    United Kingdom

    Come in from the cold and join us as we get in the Christmas spirit at the wonderful Reading Minster, right in the heart of town.

    This concert will include a selection of carols and readings tha t will include some of the most popular tunes for you, the audience, to join in with, as well as some old and new favourites.

    If you’ve never heard the choir before, then be prepared to be blown away by our quality and love of music-making.

    The Henley Standard has said that our ‘singing is beautiful and faultless’, while judges from the Choir of the Year described it as a ‘great, warm sound, very precise and well focused’ and ‘full of vitality – I love the richness and verve of the performance’.

    Why not pop along after you’ve done some Christmas shopping...?

    Christmas selection
    Various ()
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    16 December 2017 - 7:30pm
    Darkness and Light: A concert for the Advent Season | Cappella Caeciliana
    Cappella Caeciliana, Donal McCrisken, Stephen Hamill
    The Portico of Ards Portaferry BT22 1LE
    United Kingdom

    Cappella Caeciliana conducted by Donal McCrisken and with Stephen Hamill (organ) is delighted to present an Advent concert in one of Northern Ireland's newset and most interesting concert venues - The Portico of Ards.

    Rorate caeli (introit)
    Plainchant ()
    There is no rose
    Eric Sweeney ()
    Lux aurumque
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
    Seek him that maketh the seven stars
    Jonathan Dove (1959-)
    O magnum mysterium
    Morten Lauridsen (1943-)
    A Hymn to the Virgin
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    O nata lux de lumine
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Bless the Lord, O my soul from Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Gaudete in Domino
    Plainchant ()
    And the Glory of the Lord from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    16 December 2017 - 7:00pm
    London Philharmonic Orchestra: JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio
    Anke Vondung, Jeremy Ovenden, London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Maria Keohane, Stephan Loges, Vladimir Jurowski
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    At Christmas, the timeless cycle of the seasons and the rituals of belief swing into alignment. As a church musician, Johann Sebastian Bach saw himself merely as a craftsman serving God. But when the six cantatas he wrote for the Christmas season are combined into this monumental Christmas Oratorio, the result is something so joyous, so strong and so richly inspired that conventional belief becomes unnecessary. With four outstanding soloists and Vladimir Jurowski conducting, we end Belief and Beyond Belief with a work of art that can refresh any human spirit.

    Christmas Oratorio
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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