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Christmas 2016

As usual, the Choir has a number of engagements in December from local carol singing to our own Christmas Concert. Details of these can be found below

9th & 14th December 2016

Members of the choir took part in University Carol Singing at St Andrew's URC, Hanover Way in Sheffield from 12:30 to 13:50pm where we supported the local carol workshops led by Worrall Male Voice Choirs Musical Director, Nigel Russell, and Assistant Musical Director, Stephen Vickers.

10th December 2016

The Christmas Season commenced on Saturday 12th December when people from Worrall and the surrounding area met with Choir members in Worrall Chapel for a Christmas celebration sing-a-long. It was an enjoyable afternoon lead by MD Nigel with Steve accompanying. Carols were chosen from the Blue Book by random draw and a number of unsung carols were introduced and well received. As always, Worrall Male Voice Choir plays a significant role in keeping the tradition of the local Sheffield carols alive for future generations and it was good to welcome people of all ages.

Local Carol sing from the Blue Book

Local Carol singing in Worrall Chapel

16th December 2016

The choir, in conjunction with Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir held the Annual Christmas concert at Victoria Hall in Sheffield City Centre, where we were joined by Chapeltown Silver Band in a concert commencing at 7:30pm. The joint choir started the concert by singing 4 pieces including "Christmas Cracker 1" arranged by Wiltshire, and "Mary's Boy Child" by Hairston, arranged by Wiltshire. After the singing of the first of the four community carols - "Hark the herald angels sing", the band played 3 pieces including "How far is it to Bethlehem", and "A Christmas Ho Hoe down". The first half of the concert concluded with the second community carol - "While Shepherds watched" to the tune "Sweet Chiming Bells"

The second half of the concert commenced with the band playing three more pieces - including "All I want for Christmas is you", and an interesting slant on "The twelve days of Christmas". After the singing of the third community carol - a local carol to the tune Stannington, the joint choir then sang 4 more pieces, including "Angels" by Williams and Chambers, arranged by Trent Wallace, and "The Valashi Shepherd's Carol" arranged by Wiltshire. After the final community carol - "O come all ye faithful", and the usual thanks, the joint choir concluded the concert in the usual way by singing "Stuff the Turkey" arranged by Peaker.

The choirs and band perform

The Choir and band perform together.

17th December 2016

The choir's final appointment of the Christmas period was an invitation to take part in New Mill Male Voice Choir's "Choirs at Christmas" concert in Christ Church, New Mill commencing at 7:30pm. It was a mixture of communal carols, and Male Voioe Christmas music. After the first communal carol, New Mill sang 3 Christmas pieces before handing over the stage to us to sing 2 pieces from our Christmas repertoire including "Christmas Cracker 1". New Mill sang another 3 pieces before concluding the first half with "Schneewalzer" with the audience joing in the chorus.

After the break and the raffle draw, We started the second half by singing 2 more pieces, concluding with "Stuff The Turkey", which was well received. After another communal carol, New Mill sang 3 more pieces, before the concert concluded with the final communal carol. Both choirs then retired to a local club for some well-earned refreshments.

Christmas Singing in New Mill Church

The Choir perform together.

Last Updated:    Sunday, 8, January, 2017 at 1:23:14 PM