Past Concerts - Christmas Concert

Cantorum Choir

Date - Sunday 9th December 2007
Event - Christmas Concert
Venue - St John the Baptist, Cookham Dean
     

Cantorum rounded off this 25th anniversary year on a very happy note. Two very well-attended performances of the Christmas Concert - afternoon and evening - were given as usual. With an injection of new young voices, the choir proved both confident and exciting. Guest conductor Dr Ian Taylor chose an exhilarating programme: carols from South America and Spain showed off both crispness and rhythmic force, while a very secure blend was highlighted by - for example - the sonorous and demanding Bethlehem Down. Well-loved choir soloists Val Snapes (soprano) and Malcolm Stork (tenor) shone in two first half items, Val with the lilting vocal line over the choir's strummed accompaniment in Falú's Villancico de la Falta de Fe, and Malcolm in the slowly-building and rather darkly magnificent Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams. An appropriately lighter second half featured syncopated favourites such as Mathias's A Babe is Born and Gardner's Tomorrow shall be my Dancing Day, with a sprinkling of John Rutter and some close harmony (White Christmas and Have yourself a Merry little Christmas). Another of David Hazeldine's very witty readings set up a thoroughly merry conclusion. Audience appreciation - and subsequent feedback - certainly suggested great enjoyment was had by all.

 
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Previous Concerts

2017

'Gloriana' Vivaldi & Handel

2017

Valentines Black Tie Dinner

2016

Carols by Candelight

2016

Polyphony: A Concert of Renaissance Masterpieces

2016

If Music be the Food of Love

2016

J S Bach Mass in B Minor

2015

The Ultimate Christmas Concert

2015

“Gloria!” with Brass Ensemble

2015

A Night at the Opera

2015

Valentines Dinner Concert

2014

‘For Unto Us a Child is Born’-Messiah Highlights and other Christmas Favourites

2014

Haydn 'Nelson' Mass, Trumpet Concerto, Mozart Te Deum

2014

Cantorum A Cappella: Old & New

2014

Bach's St John Passion

2013

"Sing this Night" - Christmas with Cantorum

2013

Bach ‘Magnificat’, Piano Concerto #1, ‘Singet dem Herrn’

2013

“Great Britten” - Glorious English Music

2013

Valentine's Supper Concert

2012

Christmas with Cantorum

2012

Mozart Requiem

2012

All Creatures Great and Small - Music inspired by Animals

2012

Handel’s Messiah

2011

Christmas Carol Concerts

2011

Fauré Requiem

2011

Dixit Dominus by G F Handel

2011

Valentine’s Supper Concert

2010

“O Holy Night” – Christmas Carol Concert

2010

"Mass of the Children" by John Rutter

2010

“Notes from America” – Concert of American Music

2010

"The Reluctant Dragon"

2010

"Faire is the Heaven"

2009

"Christmas is coming"

2009

"Mozart in Marlow"

2009

"Jazz for June"

2009

Valentine’s Sumptuous Supper

2008

Christmas Carol Concert

2008

“Vivaldi in Venice”

2008

“Myths and Melodies: Music for a Summer’s Evening”

2008

J.S. Bach’s St John Passion

2007

Christmas Concert

2007

25th Anniversary Concert

2007

Joint Concert with the Fonte Choir from Japan

2007

Valentine’s Sumptuous Supper

2006

Carol Concert

2006

Poulenc's Gloria

2006

Concert of English folk songs

2006

Cantorum in Venice

2006

A Concert of Easter Music

2005

Christmas Music

2005

Fauré's Requiem and Rutter's Requiem

2005

Haydn's Creation

2005

Valentine's Sumptuous and Songs

2004

Christmas Music

2004

Cantorum trip to Paris

2004

Summer Evening Concert

2004

Bach's Magnificat

2003

Christmas Concert

 

 

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