A Carol for Everyone
8th December 2018
“A Carol for Everyone” – the Alresford Community Choir’s concert on December 8th – was certainly that – all tickets were sold and the church was full!
The concert began with an excellent, unaccompanied and ambitious rendering of “Bogoroditsye Dyevo” (Ave Maria”) sung in Church Slavonic.
This was followed by a medley of some popular and some lesser known carols, wholeheartedly accompanied by the congregation. Perhaps the most poignant of the carols was the first verse of “Silent Night”, sung in German as a solo, off stage, bringing to mind the ending of the First World War one hundred years ago. A cracking arrangement of “Jingle Bells” was enough to shut out any chance of a Bah Humbug Scrooge this Christmas!
A triumphant finale was achieved with “O Come All Ye Faithful” followed by the choir and a soloist with “O Holy Night”.
Congratulations and thanks to the conductor, the pianist, the soloists and the whole choir for a most enjoyable and appreciated performance.
By Gillie Baerselman
Spirit of Summer
Saturday 7th July 2018
Alresford Community Choir loves to perform and performing at the Alresford Watercress Festival is just little bit special. If at midday you had made your way through the Morris jingling, ice-cream slurping, salad clutching crowds from Broad Street, you may have found yourself in the cool bustle of St John’s Church. There we had assembled ourselves in the chancel (staging-free, for this was an informal concert), straining slightly to find an adequate view of our dedicated conductor, Keith.
Saturday, 24th March 2018
Alresford Community Choir presented yet another passionate concert, performing the great choral masterpieces with exuberance.
We were proud to sing with four superb soloists, Rebecca Priddle, Naomi Neville, Andrew Hayman and Toby Armstrong in a concert that showcased the talent and professionalism of everyone involved.
We were lucky to welcome one of our regular guest performers, harpist, arranger and composer Amy Turk, who played two mesmorising pieces, Stand by Me and Africa.
To listen to Amy through her YouTube channel, please follow this link.
The choir started the new term on September 14th
All live rehearsals and workshops are cancelled until further notice but we do all we can to keep activities going in some form and to prepare for live singing events when and where we can!
Although we are not meeting for our usual practices, workshops and concerts at the moment, if you want to know more about how to join, and for up-to-date detailed information, including about our membership subscriptions, please go to Join Us!
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