Embrace the festive season and join the Surrey Hills choirs for a wonderful concert of traditional and contemporary songs and carols this Christmas. The choirs will present two concerts, each with their own distinct character.
The first concert is a family friendly event for everyone, including very young children. Featuring performers from age 5-65 from all four of the Surrey Hills Choirs – Training Choir, Young Voices, Singers and Chamber Choir – the concert will be diverse and entertaining from start to finish. There’s nothing more magical than the sound of children’s voices and well sung carols at Christmas and this annual concert has become a staple event for many local families. This year, our Family Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday afternoon, 8th December, at 2pm, at Cranleigh Village Hall.
The programme will include performances to show case each choir individually, as well as the choirs combining to produce a magnificent sound that will engulf the hall. Highlights in the first half include a fun medley from Jungle Book sung by all the children; the Training Choir will transport you back in time with their rendition of “My Favourite Things” from The Sound of Music; whilst the Young Voices will entertain with a selection of songs from the musical “Annie”. The unauditioned, but very talented “Mum’s” choir, the Surrey Hills Singers, have a lovely group of well-known songs to share, including “White Winter Hymnal” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz”. Finally our experienced and award winning choir, the Surrey Hills Chamber Choir, will perform a selection of songs including the mesmerising “Only in Sleep” by Ēriks Esĕnvalds.
The second half of the concert will take you into the festive season with a variety of Christmas songs and carols. Interspersed with traditional audience carols, the choirs will perform Christmas favourites, including the traditional French carol “Sing we now of Christmas”, “Love Shone Down” from the film The Nativity, “The Finest Kings” from the musical Angel Express, Ruth Elaine Scham’s beautiful “Whispering Snow”, the medieval carol “Gaudete, and the delightful traditional “Past Three A Clock”. If you’ve been thinking about joining one of the choirs, this is a great opportunity to come along and see us in action.
If you prefer a more sophisticated concert, then join the adult choirs for the Candlelit Concert on Sunday evening 8th December at 8pm in the magnificent setting of St Nicolas Church, Bury Street, Guildford. In addition to the songs sung on Saturday, the two choirs will sing additional items. As is the Surrey Hills custom, great care has been given to staging each song to give the audience different visual and aural experiences of the performances.
Tickets for Sunday afternoon: £12 Adults and £3 for children (16 and under). Tickets for Sunday evening: Adults £12 and £5 for children 16 and under. Tickets for both concerts include programme, wine and refreshments and are available to purchase online at www.surreyhills-choirs.co.uk until 9pm the night before the performance. After the online ticketing closes please email or call 07513 523933. Please book early as the concerts are very popular.