18th December 2021
It was with great joy and relief that we performed our Christmas concert planned for 18th December. It was the first time in 2 years that we had performed in public, due to Covid restrictions, and we were all crossing our fingers as to whether we would be allowed to sing.
After Rev. Nigel Tuffnell and Stella, our Chair had welcomed everyone to the concert we very nervously stood to start singing. However, with Karen, our Director smiling at us from the keyboard we soon started to enjoy the atmosphere and experience of singing again to a very appreciative audience.
The Chamber Ensemble were marvellously supportive and Laura, our soloist sang exquisitely. One could have heard a pin drop when she was singing and the accoustics helped everyone to give of their best.
Chorus – And the glory of the Lord
Recitative – There were shepherds
Recitative – And lo! the angel of the Lord
Recitative – And the angel said unto them
Recitative – And suddenly
Chorus – Glory to God
Air – Rejoice greatly
Air – How beautiful are the feet
Air – I know that my redeemer liveth
Chorus – But thanks be to God
Chorus – Worthy is the Lamb
Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart
O Little one Sweet
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Audience
Star Carol – Rutter
Locus Iste – Bruckner
Away in a Manger
O Come All Ye Faithful – Audience
Still, Still, Still
Ding Dong Merrily On High – Audience
The 12 Days of Christmas
Everyone went home happy and ready for the Christmas season and we even received an email the following day from Rev. Nigel expressing his pride and thanks for our concert. He even stayed till the end – a compliment indeed!