Choral Advent Calendar

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.

https://youtu.be/gj7VIzQY_YI

 

Dec 2: an extract from rehearsal of Bob Chilcott's beautiful "In the bleak midwinter"

https://youtu.be/fqcizLsnFGU

 

Dec 3: A Maiden Most Gentle arr. Andrew Carter

https://youtu.be/mQKDUtYDk5I

 

Dec 4: "Once as I remember" arr. Charles Wood at St Werburgh's Roman Catholic church, Chester

https://youtu.be/UYahmxPWXFY

 

Dec 5: "Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson

https://youtu.be/xTPr8dyAtTg

 

Dec 6: A Babe is born, by William Mathias at St Werburgh's Roman Catholic church, Chester

https://youtu.be/QD3L2EqnPUs

 

Dec 7: The beginning of Will Todd's beautiful a capella carol "My Lord has come"

https://youtu.be/vCeie_pc9rA

 

Dec 8: An extract from "Ding Dong Merrily on High" arr. David Willcocks

https://youtu.be/b2qSCm9NoBA

 

Dec 9: Tomorrow shall be my Dancing Day, by John Gardner at St Werburgh's, Chester

https://youtu.be/BJytdaaqpB8

 

Dec 10: Part of "Hodie, hodie", by J.P.Sweelinck

https://youtu.be/kA_DoBz1zXQ

 

Dec 11: Once in Royal David's City. Carol singing at the Christmas Tree Festival at Kelsall Methodist Church

https://youtu.be/o8ZWOzEjPns

 

Dec 12: White Christmas

https://youtu.be/fKjeJudIYn0

 

Dec 13: A serene extract from our concert at St Werburgh's, O magnum mysterium, by Morten Lauridsen

https://youtu.be/yxQKeD8gDBw

 

Dec 14:The "Coventry Carol" arr. Martin Shaw. A request from the audience!

https://youtu.be/Lssecu7ANNo

 

Dec 15: "Good King Wenceslas"

https://youtu.be/48qpSdgELjs

 

Dec 16: "Blow, blow, thou winter wind" from Shakespeare's "As You Like It". Taken from When Icicles hang, by John Rutter

https://youtu.be/PfWgPwTmvhU

 

Dec 17: A short extract from "Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe" in a setting by Daniel Johann Grimm (1719 - 1760)

https://youtu.be/W2EHTXtA7uk

 

Dec 18: "Shepherd's Pipe Carol" by John Rutter. We performed this carol at our concert for the Frodsham Arts Club

https://youtu.be/AWj5sJF4Xj8

 

Dec 19: An extract from John Rutter's beautiful "Candlelight Carol" recorded in Kelsall Methodist Church, with pictures from the Kelsall Christmas Tree Festival.

https://youtu.be/lCizTgTbLQo

 

Dec 20: The First Nowell

https://youtu.be/GQgyteiZTVY

 

Dec 21: A traditional German carol, "Still, still, still" arr. Philip Ledger

https://youtu.be/kT4s7GEUd2k

 

Dec 22:The last two verses of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing!"

https://youtu.be/hApz9-zvuT4

 

Dec 23: The Sussex Carol - a traditional English carol arranged by David Willcocks

https://youtu.be/GPwhYJHEnmM

 

Dec 24: For Christmas Eve - "We wish you a merry Christmas"

https://youtu.be/Lh-kEqo6mTM

 

For direct contact with the Choir: www.valeroyalsingers.org.uk

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