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Format: 2017-12-15
Format: 2017-12-15
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    16 December 2017 - 7:30pm
    A Christmas Fantasy: music for the festive season | Lewisham Choral Society
    Dan Ludford-Thomas, Lewisham Choral Society, Nico de Villiers
    Church of St Mary the Virgin London SE13 6LE
    United Kingdom

    Ralph Vaughan Williams arranged folk carols from across the land to create his delightful Fantasia on Christmas Carols and this sparkling collection of melodies will form one of the highlights of Lewisham Choral Society’s Christmas concert this year. After a 5-year gap, the choir is delighted to return to its old familiar home of Lewisham’s parish church of St Mary the Virgin. Like your mother’s Christmas pudding, it will present a rich mixture of seasonal fare including traditional carols for choir and audience and original Yuletide tunes by Tchaikovsky, John Rutter, William Mathias, John Tavener and Carl Rütti for the choir alone. All of this under the direction of maestro Dan Ludford-Thomas and accompanied by Nico de Villiers. A very Merry Christmas to one and all!

    Fantasia on Christmas Carols
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Carols for choir and audience
    Various ()
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    17 December 2017 - 7:00pm
    Snow and Angels - Pinsuti Chamber Choir sings Christmas
    Anna Beresford, Pinsuti Chamber Choir, Robert Webb
    Holy Trinity Church Skipton BD23 1NJ
    United Kingdom

    Pinsuti's concert celebrates Christmas with a wide range of music, including Howells’s timeless 'A spotless rose, 'The Christ-child' by Jackson, and the poignant 'Lully, Lulla' by Leighton. We are delighted to have with us cellist Anna Beresford. Anna, who is studying music at Manchester, manages the University Orchestra and conducts a number of ensembles there. She will be playing selections from Bach’s Cello Suite in C major, and joining us for the exciting 'Snow Angel for choir, djembe, piano and cello, by Quartel. This is a stunning composition revealing the love, beauty and strength that a child's voice can bring to our troubled world.

    There will also be some more frequently heard choral Christmas favourites, such as Cornelius’s 'The Three Kings' with solo baritone, and the lovely Basque carol 'Gabriel’s Message'.

    We hope you will join us for this enjoyable evening - no interval, but refreshments after the concert; nb start time 7pm

    Gabriel's message
    Sir David Willcocks (1919-2015)
    A spotless rose
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    The Three Kings
    Peter Cornelius (1824-1874)
    There is no rose
    Jonathan Lane ()
    Suite for cello No 3 in C
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Lullay my liking
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Bethlehem Down
    Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
    Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child
    Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)
    The Christ-child
    Gabriel Jackson (1962-)
    Gaudete omnes
    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
    Snow Angel, for choir, cello, djembe and piano
    Sarah Quartel ()
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    16 December 2017 - 7:30pm
    Christmas with Faversham Choral Society and Faversham Mission Brass
    Faversham Choral Society, Faversham Mission Brass, James Brown
    St Mary of Charity Parish Church Faversham ME13 8GZ
    United Kingdom

    Faversham Choral Society present their popular annual Christmas concert . Under the direction of conductor James Brown, we will be joined by Hernhill School Choir and Faversham Mission Brass. Mulled wine and mince pies will be available at half -time.

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    17 December 2017 - 2:00pm
    Carol joyfully! Come and sing carols with The William Byrd Singers
    Keith Orrell, William Byrd Singers
    Sale United Reformed Church Sale M33 3BU
    United Kingdom

    In its second year, come and enjoy your favourite Christmas carols - and some new ones! - directed by their conductor Keith Orrell. All music will be provided, but please bring any copies of Carols for Choirs if you have them. There will, in true Byrds' tradition, be heaps of seasonal refreshments as well.

    Sale Metrolink station and bus stops are a short walk away.
    There is limited car parking at the church and on the surrounding streets, and the car park at St Joseph’s RC Church on Montague Road is sometimes also available.

    Should you wish to register for the afternoon, please complete the registration form on our website, and return by Wednesday 13th December. We shall be delighted to share our Christmas party with you!

    100 Carols for Choirs
    John Rutter (1945-)
    The Other Carol Book
    Stephen Wilkinson (1919 - )
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    15 December 2017 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Concert by Barker College Choir and Orchestra from Sydney, Australia
    Musicians of Barker College, Sydney
    Great St Mary's Church Cambridge CB2 3PQ
    United Kingdom

    This exciting young choir and orchestra led by dynamic musicians and educators who are at the top of their field, will enchant and delight you, performing music from across the continents and centuries. Works from Australian composers sit comfortably alongside music from the baroque, the twentieth century and arrangements of traditional English and French carols. Barker College will perform works by Australian composers Percy Grainger, Paul Stanhope, Dan Walker and Malcolm Williamson as well as Grand Duo by Giovanni Bottesini for violin and double bass, String Quartet no 6 (Allegretto) by Dmitri Shostakovich and Concerto Grosso op 6 no 8 by Arcangelo Corelli. Christmas carols from around the world will include People Look East by Paul Stanhope, How Lovely Shines the Morning Star, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Confidando esta la noche by Mexican composer Juan Garcia de Zespedes and Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day by John Gardner.

    Concerto Grosso No 8 in G minor, 'Christmas Concerto'
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Mock Morris
    Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
    Grand Duo No 3 in D from Grand Duos for double bass and violin
    Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889)
    1st movement: Allegretto from String Quartet No 6 in G
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
    John Gardner (1917-2011)
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    16 December 2017 - 11:00am
    Christmas Recital by Barker College Choir and Orchestra from Sydney, Australia
    Musicians of Barker College, Sydney
    Southwark Cathedral London SE1 9DA
    United Kingdom

    This exciting young choir and orchestra led by dynamic musicians and educators who are at the top of their field, will enchant and delight you, performing music from across the continents and centuries. Works from Australian composers sit comfortably alongside music from the baroque, the twentieth century and arrangements of traditional English and French carols. Barker College will perform works by Australian composers Percy Grainger, Paul Stanhope, Dan Walker and Malcolm Williamson as well as Grand Duo by Giovanni Bottesini for violin and double bass, String Quartet no 6 (Allegretto) by Dmitri Shostakovich and Concerto Grosso op 6 no 8 by Arcangelo Corelli. Christmas carols from around the world will include People Look East by Paul Stanhope, How Lovely Shines the Morning Star, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Confidando esta la noche by Mexican composer Juan Garcia de Zespedes and Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day by John Gardner.

    Concerto Grosso No 8 in G minor, 'Christmas Concerto'
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Mock Morris
    Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
    Grand Duo No 3 in D from Grand Duos for double bass and violin
    Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889)
    1st movement: Allegretto from String Quartet No 6 in G
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
    John Gardner (1917-2011)
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    16 December 2017 - 7:30pm
    Dartford Symphony Orchestra
    Dartford Symphony Orchestra, Dave Thorpe, David Grubb
    The Mick Jagger Centre Dartford DA1 2HW
    United Kingdom

    Our popular Christmas concert features many festive favourites, audience carols and performances by Dartford Grammar School's Senior Choir. The Mick Jagger Centre is a purpose-built performing arts centre with plenty of on-site parking and a licensed bar

    Dartford Symphony Orchestra is one of the longest-established amateur orchestras, having been formed immediately after the last war in 1946. We still have founder members in our audience, and many of the orchestra’s current playing members have been with us for twenty, thirty or more years.

    Romance for bassoon and orchestra
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Troika from Lieutenant Kijé Suite
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Overture from Light Cavalry
    Franz von Suppé (1819-1895)
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    18 December 2017 - 7:30pm
    Carnival of Carols | The Carnival Band with Bristol Ensemble
    Bristol Ensemble, The Carnival Band
    St George's Bristol Bristol BS1 5RR
    United Kingdom

    The Carnival Band and Bristol Ensemble join forces to boldly go beyond the spirit of Christmas, to the spirit of people the world over getting together to celebrate and have fun. A melting pot of shawms, bagpipes, fiddle, guitars, bass, drums, melodica, recorders — plus string quartet, clarinet, trombone, accordion and lots of singing! A sound world spanning five centuries and five continents!

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    22 December 2017 - 7:30pm
    Festive Fiesta | City of Bristol Choir with Bristol Ensemble
    Bristol Ensemble, City of Bristol Choir, David Ogden
    St George's Bristol Bristol BS1 5RR
    United Kingdom

    A feel-good festive evening of carols and Christmas music — come and sing all your festive favourites with members of City of Bristol Choir, accompanied by Bristol Ensemble and led in entertaining style by David Ogden. Bring the family for a wonderful evening of singing.

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    23 December 2017 - 2:00pm
    Children's Christmas Carnival | Bristol Ensemble
    Bristol Ensemble, John Telfer, Roger Huckle
    St George's Bristol Bristol BS1 5RR
    United Kingdom

    Give the whole family a Christmas treat at this special concert which features Prokofiev’s well-loved musical tale, Peter and the Wolf. A myriad of colourful characters — the bird, duck, cat, Peter himself, his grandfather, hunters, and of course, the wolf — are all represented by different instruments giving a wonderfully descriptive introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. With plenty of audience participation in festive favourites, this is a seasonal delight for all the family suitable for children of all ages, and parents and grandparents too!

    There is a second performance at 4pm.

    Running time 60 minutes without an interval

    Peter and the Wolf
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
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