Thursday 26 November 2015

They're back! Carols make a return this Christmas

At Northampton Concert Band's annual Christmas concert this year carols are back on the menu!

Following the controversy that surrounded our bold decision to drop carols from our Christmas concert last year, our conductor Graham Tear, who was appointed in April, is drafting in vocal reinforcements from the NMPAT Community Choir to assist in the performance of traditional audience carols.

Formed in September 2015 by the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust, and also conducted by Graham, the Community Choir has over 80 members of all ages and singing ability who meet to perform a wide range of musical styles.

Graham Tear said, "A Christmas concert isn't complete without carols and for shy members of the audience there will be plenty of vocal support from this wonderful new community choir. With over 100 performers taking part this will be one of the best shows this season."

Northampton Concert Band will also be in fine form after their participation at the National Concert Band Festival in London. We will be performing some popular favourites, some Christmas classics and the best new music from modern composers; as well as accompanying the NMPAT Community Choir and audience in renditions of carols.

The concert will take place at Abington Avenue United Reformed Church, Northampton on Saturday 12th December at 7:30pm. Tickets are available from the Tickets page or by calling our box-office 07561 390099

Related Articles:
Telegraph Town band won't play Christmas carols because people don't like singing
dailymail: Silent night: Band bans Christmas carols
Herald and Post: Carols voted out of Christmas Concert

Read More »