It is that time of the year when the Dorian Singers are tuning up to bring you another wondrous Christmas Concert with music to lift the spirits and raise the roof welcoming in Advent. The music is a great mix of old and new.
The ever popular Handel works to be performed are two coronation anthems written for George II in 1727 using texts from the King James Bible – the rousing Zadok the Priest and Let Thy Hand be Strengthened.
Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, a choral piece written for Christmas in 1942 it is in eleven movements of which eight will be sung. It was originally written in Middle English with the beautiful words taken from the English Galaxy of Shorter Poems. This will be a fitting tribute in this centenary of Britten’s birth.
Also on the programme will be carols by Bob Chilcott. Bob Chilcott is a foremost composer and conductor of Choral works in Britain today. He began his musical life as a chorister and university student at King’s College Cambridge and until 1997 was a member of that glorious group ‘The King Singers’, the choir will sing ‘In Time of Snow’ and ‘ Midwinter’ a setting of the poem by Christina Rossetti, In the Bleak Midwinter.
The audience will be able to take part in the evening, by joining in with some popular Christmas Carols.
All this under their musical director David Tempest and accompanist Judith Inge,
The Dorian Singers Christmas Concert will be at the United Reform Church, Felixstowe on Saturday 14th December at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8 (£7 concs) and are available from The Card Centre Bent Hill, Felixstowe,choir members and on the door. Interval refreshments are included in the price.
This year the Dorian Singers will be sending proceeds to their chosen charity MENCAP.