Birmingham Bach Choir are returning to the Jewellery Quarter next month for their traditional annual Christmas concert – a regular fixture in their concert calendar each year.
Sunday 21 December 2014
Birmingham Bach Choir: Nine Lessons and Carols
The choir’s traditional free Christmas performance, with a selection of carols including Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and Once in Royal David’s City. Conducted by Paul Spicer. Organist Paul Carr.
St Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3 1QZ
Admission: Free (collection)
Nine Lessons And Carols (Sunday 21 December 2014, 4pm), a free/ donations performance at St. Paul’s Church in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter finds Birmingham Bach Choir performing a range of material as part of a traditional church service.
Enduring and familiar songs Silent Night and Hark The Herald Angels Sing, mix with perhaps lesser known, yet still enchanting, material such as Balulalow, John Rutter’s Dormi Jesu, Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium and Herbert Howells’ Sing Lullaby.
Consecrated in 1779, the Grade I listed ‘Jeweller’s Church’ is famed for its painted window, depicting the conversion of St Paul, and for its association with famed industrialists Matthew Boulton and James Watt.
Sarah Platt, Birmingham Bach Choir’s Chair, said: “Our traditional Christmas concert at St. Paul’s is always a firm favourite with audiences. We’ve performed there many times, and it’s always a magical occasion.
“There’ll be plenty of opportunities for the audience to exercise their own vocal prowess too, if they wish to join in.”