Monday, 16 December 2013

Hark the herald angels sing…

Yesterday afternoon we went to the Brighton Festival Chorus concert which I mentioned earlier.  It is an annual event with the choir, the London Gala Orchestra and the Brighton Youth Choir.  It is a fantastic event with a full stage of singers and musicians!  Maurice and I are always in awe that we are watching so many expert musicians, especially as we are not at all musical ourselves.

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Photos from 2010

The concert is full of well known Christmas music from orchestral such as ‘Winter Wonderland’, modern classical pieces, children’s music, and well–known Christmas carols.  We always have a bit of fun with ‘The twelve days of Christmas’, and this year there was a great arrangement, including lots of other Christmas songs.

The concert is conducted very ably by James Morgan, (BFC musical director) with 2 soloists, Juliette Pochin (mezzo soprano) and Jonathan Brown (baritone).  Both have very rich voices.

The finale includes a carol such as ‘Hark the herald angels sing’, with the fabulous descant from the sopranos  in the choir.  It really does sound like angels singing!

1 comment:

Alison said...

I love live music of any sort...your concert sounds great!
Alison xx