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Redbourn Festival Chorus Concert: Fantasia on Christmas Carols

St Mary’s Church, Redbourn, Saturday 7th January 2017 at 7:45pm          

David Beaman, Conductor

presents a candlelit evening of festive music from the folk tradition.

Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams

Giles Davies baritone solo

And a selection of folk carols written down by the likes of Paul Sartin of Faustus and Bellowhead with musicians from Redbourn Folk Club

Admission free

Followed by a cash bar in aid of the Friends of St Mary’s.

This wonderful concert from the Redbourn Festival Chorus will explore how a great deal of our beloved Christmas music was passed down to us through the folk tradition.

They will sing the delicious Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams, based on folk carols that he and Cecil Sharp collected in southern England. Alongside this will be folk settings of carols from other parts of the British Isles, as written down by the likes of Bellowhead’s Paul Sartin and others.

The Festival Chorus will share their concert with Redbourn Folk Club who are certain to add a surprise or two.

Christmas Day Services at St Mary’s

8.00 am and 12 noon:  Holy Communion

We offer three services on Christmas morning, the first and last of these are traditional Communion services using The Book of Common Prayer.

10.00 am:  All Age Eucharist

Our main service on Christmas morning is a Eucharist, where God’s people, young and old, gather together to celebrate the joy of Christmas.

We have a candlelit procession, sing carols and offer a less formal sermon to suit all ages. Come and mark the true meaning of Christmas with us at St Mary’s this year.

Following our 10.00am service, Will and Claire invite you to join them for a glass of sherry or other refreshments in the Transept, adjoining the Church.