Christmas 2020
A Lockdown Celebration
  Date:  Christmas 2020
  Venue:  Online via ZOOM
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Previous Concert
Over Christmas our Musical Director’s once again brought together his four choirs in a joint Christmas project, which included a choral evening where each choir shared one carol which was historically special to them, a family carol singalong evening, with jokes, Christmas stories, and much fancy dress, an interactive Christmas quiz, and a special recording of a new Zoom Carol, the words written for the occasion by the Chairman of the Wellingborough Singers, Gesa Beales, which begins with this verse:
We’re annoyed, there’s no joy, but a void,
Just where our Christmas ought to be.
We’ve been wise, sanitised, said goodbyes
To all our joys.

More information on what we achieved can be found here.


Northampton Bach Choir
Conductor - Lee Dunleavy

Choral Music

Away in a Manger - Old Gælic melody arr. Malcolm Tyler (1929-2010)
Musical Director of the Northampton Bach Choir (1979-1994)

Come, listen to my story - Trad. arr. Stanley Vann (1910-2010)
Founding Conductor of Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir (1939-1949)

Gabriel’s Message -Trad. arr. Christopher Brown (b. 1943)
Founding Conductor of the Huntingdonshire Philharmonic (1977-1991)

The Zoom Carol - Czech folk tune arr. Sir Malcolm Sargent (1895-1967)
Words by Gesa Beales, Chairman of the Wellingborough Singers

Audience Music

Ding, dong! merrily on high
God rest you merry, gentlemen
Hark! the herald-angels sing
O come, all ye faithful
O little town of Bethlehem
The Zoom Carol
Unto us is born a Son