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Choral Advent Calendar
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Vale Royal Singers are a talented Chamber Choir based near Tarporley and with their Director Margaret Corlett and accompanist Brian Heald, have often been involved in fund-raising events for Tarporley Hospital. During this Advent we are all too aware that so many people are missing the usual choice of wonderful carol concerts, and many charities are therefore also not able to benefit from this form of fund-raising. So, they have put together a Choral Advent Calendar, with 24 carol excerpts which we hope you will enjoy, some very well-known and others less so. These are not professional recordings, and were made during several different concerts and rehearsals.
If you enjoy the Idea and the music, please help the choir raise funds to help Tarporley Hospital by making an online donation.
Dec 1: Deck the Halls in rehearsal.
Dec 2: an extract from rehearsal of Bob Chilcott's beautiful "In the bleak midwinter"
Dec 3: A Maiden Most Gentle arr. Andrew Carter
Dec 4: "Once as I remember" arr. Charles Wood at St Werburgh's Roman Catholic church, Chester
Dec 5: "Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson
Dec 6: A Babe is born, by William Mathias at St Werburgh's Roman Catholic church, Chester
Dec 7: The beginning of Will Todd's beautiful a capella carol "My Lord has come"
Dec 8: An extract from "Ding Dong Merrily on High" arr. David Willcocks
Dec 9: Tomorrow shall be my Dancing Day, by John Gardner at St Werburgh's, Chester
Dec 10: Part of "Hodie, hodie", by J.P.Sweelinck
Dec 11: Once in Royal David's City. Carol singing at the Christmas Tree Festival at Kelsall Methodist Church
Dec 12: White Christmas
Dec 13: A serene extract from our concert at St Werburgh's, O magnum mysterium, by Morten Lauridsen
Dec 14:The "Coventry Carol" arr. Martin Shaw. A request from the audience!
Dec 15: "Good King Wenceslas"
Dec 16: "Blow, blow, thou winter wind" from Shakespeare's "As You Like It". Taken from When Icicles hang, by John Rutter
Dec 17: A short extract from "Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe" in a setting by Daniel Johann Grimm (1719 - 1760)
Dec 18: "Shepherd's Pipe Carol" by John Rutter. We performed this carol at our concert for the Frodsham Arts Club
Dec 19: An extract from John Rutter's beautiful "Candlelight Carol" recorded in Kelsall Methodist Church, with pictures from the Kelsall Christmas Tree Festival.
Dec 20: The First Nowell
Dec 21: A traditional German carol, "Still, still, still" arr. Philip Ledger
Dec 22:The last two verses of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing!"
Dec 23: The Sussex Carol - a traditional English carol arranged by David Willcocks
Dec 24: For Christmas Eve - "We wish you a merry Christmas"
For direct contact with the Choir: www.valeroyalsingers.org.uk
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