Voxcetera, the North London-based chamber choir, will host its third annual Christmas concert in the impressive Muswell Hill Baptist Church on 8 December. Guests can enjoy a glass of warming mulled wine and be lulled into the festive spirit with popular carols and Christmas music, from gorgeous and inventive arrangements of old favourites, to lesser-known treats.
As well as well-known carols and songs, highlights include Robert Pearsall’s sublime treatment of In Dulci Jubilo; Karl Jenkins’ earthy and frenetic Gaudete; Holst’s In The Bleak Midwinter; and playful takes on Ding Dong Merrily on High and Silent Night. There will also be music by JS Bach, Peter Warlock, John Tavener and John Rutter.
Formed in 2009, members of Voxcetera have many years of singing choral music ranging from Tudor anthems to music written this century and have performed to sell-out audiences in this country and abroad. Highlights have included performing at the South Bank Centre, recordings for Silva Screen and the BBC and a tour to Southern Germany. Next year the group makes its debut with the Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra. The choir celebrated a very British 2012 presenting concerts of British choral music in London and further afield.
“The sixteen voices that make up Voxcetera have only been together since autumn 2009 but their programme, delivered to an appreciative audience of 300 souls on a wintry Tuesday evening, showed a maturity and enthusiasm that must demand more outings in the new year…. I was entranced by Voxcetera’s ability to engage with the audience as they delivered so many standards… The entire evening put a spring in my step” Dave Winskill, Ham & High, October 2012.
Conductor Jane Hopkins said, “Our Christmas concerts are about quality music in a friendly atmosphere, and we hope to give our audiences a memorable hour or two of peace, beauty and fun at this busy time of year. After performing to full houses the last two years, we look forward to singing in this new, larger venue on our home turf, just a few metres from the top of Muswell Hill.” Voxcetera; Conductor Jane Hopkins Christmas Concert #3 Saturday 8 December 2012, 7.30pm Muswell Hill Baptist Church 2 Dukes Avenue London, Greater London N10 2PT
Tickets: £10 – includes a glass of mulled wine (Under 16s: £5) Email [email protected]; Phone 020 8341 1570 (or available on the door)
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