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The Chorale gave its first concert of the season on November 9th at Christ Church in Wellington. It was a concert of remembrance which proved a great success with the good-size audience. Music included pieces by Elgar, Walford Davies, Faure, Rutter and Lauredsen. The real hit of the evening was ‘Lord Thou hast been our refuge’ by Vaughan Williams, which was performed antiphonally as the composer intended.

The Chorale has two outings in December on successive days. On Sunday December 20th it is doing a Lessons and Carols at Christ Church beginning at 3pm. The main Chorale Christmas concert is on Monday 21st December with a varied programme of music ranging from ‘Gaudete’ to ‘White Christmas’, from Vivaldi to ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ as well as the first performance outside London of ‘Mr Lear’, an entertainment by Alan Bullard for choir, brass quintet and narrators, based on the nonsense verse of Edward Lear. Tickets (£8 adult/Under 12s free) can be obtained by phoning 01952 242617. The ticket includes interval refreshments. This concert is at the Centenary Theatre, Wrekin College in Wellington and begins at 7.30pm.

In plans for the post-Christmas season the Chorale is hoping to perform Bach’s Cantate ‘Jesu meine freude’ and is researching the latest John Rutter offering ‘The Gift of Life’.


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