CONCERT: CHRISTMAS NIGHT

7:30pm, Sat, 18 Dec 2021

  • Event Details
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  • Type of event: Performance
    Venue: St Cross Church, Winchester SO23 9SD
    Description: St Cross Church is one of Winchester's most iconic buildings, and it provides the ideal venue for our Christmas concert.  We will be performing a selection of Christmas music old and new and, as usual, the audience will be encouraged to join us in some of the most popular and well-loved carols.

    This will be our final concert under the leadership of  Katherine Dienes-Williams, who is moving on after 10 exciting and fulfilling years as our Musical Director.

    COVID-19 This concert will be held in accordance with guidance from the Trustees of St Cross on coronavirus procedures, which currently involve the audience wearing masks (unless medically exempt). Attendees - both audience and performers - are adviserd to undertake a lateral flow test on th day of the concert, if possible.  It will unfortunately not be possible to serve interval drinks.

    GRACE Charity LogoThere will be a retiring collection in aid of the charity GRACE, which funds research and raises awareness for all gynaecological cancers www.grace-charity.org.uk 
     
    A selection of carols for choir and audience, including:
    Cecilia McDowall: Before the paling of the stars -  
    John Rutter: Candlelight carol
    arr. Mack Wilberg: Ding dong, merrily on high
    Morten Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium
    arr. David Willcocks: On Christmas night (Sussex carol)
    Bob Chilcott: The Shepherd’s Carol
    Matthew Owens: The holly and the ivy
    John Gardner: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
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    musical director - Katherine Dienes-Williams
    organ - George Castle