Programme – 9 December 2017
Handel – Messiah (part one) and Hallelujah Chorus
Rutter – Angels’ Carol, Love came down at Christmas, Nativity Carol, Shepherd’s Pipe Carol, Star Carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas, What sweeter music, and arrangements of popular carols for choir, audience, organ, and orchestra.
The Wellingborough Singers are joined by soloists, organist, and orchestra, under the baton of their new Musical Director, Lee Dunleavy, to present their Christmas offering this year.
The concert begins with the first part of Handel’s ‘Messiah’, concluding with the rousing ‘Hallelujah’ Chorus. For this the choir will be joined by four young soloists currently singing with the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust.
The second half of the concert presents carols for choir, and carols for choir and audience together, composed or arranged by the ever-popular John Rutter. There will be something for everyone.
The whole concert is accompanied by orchestra, and for the carols with audience the great organ of St Mary’s Church will be added to great effect.