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.
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!