Thames Philharmonic Choir - A Christmas Cracker

7 Dec 2019
7:30 pm
Saturday 7th December at 7.30pm
All Saints, Kingston
Kingston upon thames
KT1

Saturday 7 December marks the occasion when award-winning musician Harry Bradford conducts Thames Philharmonic Choir in a cracker of a Christmas concert. Harry has already established a reputation for choral conducting with Genesis Sixteen and at Cambridge University.

The concert begins with Vivaldi's uplifting setting of the Magnificat in G minor, combining an exciting mixture of robust and harmonically exquisite choruses with buoyant interjections from three soloists. This is paired with Haydn's setting of the mass for the feast of St Nicholas, a quintessential example of Haydn's understanding of form and balance and his effervescent musical language. The second half of the programme sees the Choir perform a variety of carols for choir and audience, including Robert Pearsall's beautiful arrangement of In Dulci Jubilo, Mack Willberg's infamously taxing arrangement of Ding Dong Merrily on High and Vaughan Williams' stunningly evocative Fantasia on Christmas Carols.

Vivaldi: Magnificat

Haydn: Missa Sancti Nicolai

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols 

Christmas carols for Choir and audience

Soprano: Claire Ward

Mezzo Soprano: Bernadette Johns

Tenor: Philippe Durrant

Baritone: Hugo Herman-Wilson

Conductor: Harry Bradford

Thames Philharmonic Choir

Organist: James Orford

TICKETS: £20, £16 (concessions for under 18s), £5 

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