Christmas Concert 2019
The Leconfield Singers’ Christmas concert on Sunday 15th December 2019 at St Mary’s Church Petworth, 6pm, will be packed full of seasonal favourites along with a selection of surprises.
This year’s concert will feature Behold New Joy: Ancient Carols of Christmas, a colourful Christmas work by American composer Shawn Kirchner. Published in 2013, the composition brings together several carols from the 1582 Piae Cantiones collection in a modern and refreshing through-composed medley, with words in English, Latin, and German, against a backdrop of organ accompaniment.
In addition, there will be choruses from Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah, as well as brass ensembles and contemporary and favourite traditional carols with audience participation.
As always, The Leconfield Singers are delighted to be conducted by their Musical Director Graham Wili, and will be accompanied by organist Matthew Cooke and English Philharmonia Brass, who are drawn from some of the finest musicians in the UK. There will also be an interval where you can enjoy a glass of wine and a mince pie whilst catching up with your family and friends.
The choir will be holding a retiring collection in aid of The Friends of St Mary’s, which aims to generate income to sustain and enhance the building in its secular capacity as a civic and cultural centre.