Messiah and Carols!
Saturday 16 December 2017 at 7:30pm
  Date:  Saturday 16 December 2017
  Time: 7:30pm
  Venue:  St Matthew’s Church, Kettering Road, Northampton, NN1 4RY
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We return to St Matthew’s Church for our Messiah and Carols! concert. The first half of the concert will feature a performance of part one of Handel's Messiah (the Christmas sequence), with organ, trumpet, drums, and soloists from the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust. In the second half of the concert the choir lead the audience in singing popular carols including God rest you merry, gentlemen, Unto us is born a Son, Hark the herald angels sing, Good King Wenceslas, and O come all ye faithful. The choir will also perform a selection of John Rutter's most popular carols. Not to be missed!

Earlier in the day the choir will host their second Family Carol Singalong, aimed at children and young families who would find our regular 7:30pm start time too late … this will be held at 4:00pm and will last an hour. In addition to a number of traditional carols, the Singalong will include Christmas classics such as Frosty the Snowman, Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Jingle Bells, Let it snow, Mary’s Boy Child, Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is coming to Town, The Twelve Days of Christmas, White Christmas, and Winter Wonderland. Our sparkly organist will also give us a rendition of Sleigh Ride on the powerful organ of St Matthew’s Church! Please see the separate listing for details of how to book tickets for the Singalong


Northampton Bach Choir
Soloists from NMPAT
Trumpets and Drums
Piano & Organ
- Ivan Linford,
Director - Lee Dunleavy

Messiah (part one) - G. F. Handel
Candlelight Carol - John Rutter
Dormi Jesu - John Rutter
Jesus Child - John Rutter
Shepherd’s Pipe Carol - John Rutter
Star Carol - John Rutter
What sweeter music - John Rutter
and a selection of carols for audience