Salford Choral Society has 130 members, performs to professional standards and is open for anyone to join. Its top showcase is the annual Christmas Concert, which this year features festive music by Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Bach and Handel, as well as traditional carols and, what should be a rousing rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus complete with audience participation.
The evening, at the Royal Northern College of Music, is presented by David Walton, who will add poignant and amusing readings, while the music and choir will be conducted by Matthew Hamilton.
"I always look forward to the Christmas Concert" says Kathy McNaughton, Secretary of Salford Choral "It really starts the celebrations for me with something for all the family - music from the choir, favourite carols for everyone, and some of David's stories have us rolling in the aisles."
Salford Choral Society Christmas Concert
Saturday 22 December 7.30pm
Royal Northern College of Music
Tickets £15/10 concessions
Available from RNCM Box Office 0161-907 5555 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details at www.rncm.ac.uk
The Salford Choral Society is always on the lookout for new members. The ability to read music or experience of other choirs is an advantage, but not a requirement. If interested call Diane Dunning 01706 670251 or email email@example.com
Further details at www.salfordchoral.org.uk.
The programme for the Christmas concert will include…
Mendelssohn When Jesus our Lord (from Christus); Bach Jauchzet, frohlocket (from Christmas Oratorio); Rutter, arr Sans Day Carol
Wilcocks Sussex Carol; Berlioz Shepherds Farewell (from L'Enfance du Christ); Mathias Sir Christémas; Handel For unto us is Born a Son (from Messiah); Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah); Beenham Come to the Manger
David Walton, presenter; Tom Primrose, organ; Matthew Hamilton, conductor (main photo)