Saturday 19 December 2015 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Church, Handbridge, Chester
Thinking of refreshing your Christmas tree ornaments this year? Chester Bach Singers looks forward to giving audiences fresh sparkle and colour in its 2015 Christmas concerts as it presents new arrangements of much-loved carols alongside the best of newly-composed carols by some of the most tuneful and appealing choral composers around.
Come along and enjoy Bob Chilcott’s new foot-tapping arrangement of On Christmas Night all Christians Sing, alongside Paul Leddington Wright’s energetic version of We Three Kings of Orient are and Mack Wilberg’s tinsel-laden background to Ding Dong! Merrily on high. These are set alongside Chester-born composer Howard Skempton’s There is no rose, Will Todd’s jazz-harmonised My Lord is come and Thomas Hewitt-Jones’ hauntingly beautiful carol What Child is this. All combined with the customary traditional carols for you to join in.
In the first half of our Handbridge concert this year, CBS is delighted to be joined by the Movers and Shakers Choir from the Neuro Therapy Centre, Chester. This partnership signals a new venture in joining with other groups in the community in a practical way to share music making. As well as enjoying the choir’s own music under the direction of Pam Newton, CBS and the Movers and Shakers will end the first half with a joint rendition of Irving Berlin’s evergreen White Christmas – and we expect to hear the audience crooning along!
This year our retiring collection will be in aid of: