Take a break from Christmas shopping. Come , relax and enjoy our concert which is being held in aid of Parkinsons UK.
To put you in the Christmas mood, what could be better than this beautifully composed piece of music which, flowing from a solemn start, culminates in a joyous energetic and skilful amalgamation of traditional English carols.
Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio op 12
In 1858 Camille Saint-Saëns composed his Oratorio de Noël for five vocal soloists, mixed choir, strings, organ and harp. The work, sung in Latin, is based on texts from the Old and New Testaments, the Psalms and Gospels, as well as the Catholic Christmas liturgy.
Gerald Finzi In Terra Pax, op.39
This work composed in 1954 is a setting of two verses from Robert Bridges’ poem, Noel Christmas Eve. 1913.
It has been described as a radiant optimistic work of great beauty and sincerity. A miniature masterpiece that unites emotions, images and the familiar events of the Christmas story into a compelling musical narrative that is at once personal yet universal.’. © John Bawden
We’ll be delighted if you can join in with us to sing a varied selection of Christmas carols.
Date: Sunday 10th December 2023 7.00 pm
There will be a refreshment break
Tickets available online or at the door subject to availabilty £15
Parking at the church and on the road outside