Taunton Choral Society's Christmas Celebration Concert

St Mary Magdalene Church, Church Square, Taunton, TA1 1SA

11 Dec 2021

Description

Taunton Choral Society with Taunton Sinfonietta perform a Christmas Celebration Concert.

Taunton Choral Society's Christmas Celebration Concert

Message from the Musical Director, Ed Goater:

It’s hard to express the anticipation Taunton Choral Society have been experiencing in the build-up to this concert. Over the last two years or so we’ve been keeping the flame of performance alive by our online rehearsal and Zoom concerts - always with the ambition that one day we would once again find our voice in the concert space!

In September we got our “Sing Live” season off to a start with not only face-to-face rehearsals, but a Come & Sing Messiah & Zadok around the corner in the United Reform Church. It was a great occasion, open to all, and attended by a great spectrum of singers. In it we workshopped the repertoire for this concert and experienced for the first time in a long time that collective sound of big chorus singing.

Our Christmas Celebration concert features two of the most famous and best loved pieces in the world - Handel’s Zadok the Priest and Messiah. However, unlike the traditional classical concert, we aim to welcome everyone back - singers and listeners with some carols for us all to join in. With full organ and orchestra accompanying along, this is sure to be a unique experience for many people. Sitting alongside these is the evocative Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and all through the concert we’ll be hearing from soloists Matthew Bawden, Darren Jeffery & Josephine Cresswell.

Come & join us - St Mary Magdalene Church in the heart of Taunton, 11th December. We’ll be very glad to welcome you!


Programme:
Extracts from Messiah
Zadok the Priest
Vaughan William Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Selection of choir and audience carols


Soloists:
Soprano: Josephine Cresswell
Tenor: Matthew Bawden 
Baritone: Darren Jeffery

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Opening Hours

Saturday 11th December 2021
7.30pm


 

Pricing

Adults £15.00
Students £7.50
Under 12s FREE

Tickets on sale at Taunton Visitor Centre

Contact

Taunton Choral Society's Christmas Celebration Concert
St Mary Magdalene Church
Church Square
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 1SA
United Kingdom


T: 01823 340470

W: tauntonchoralsociety.org.uk/


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