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Angels Sing

Saturday 15 December 2018, 7:30 pm
St Cross Church, Winchester

A Concert of Christmas Music and Readings

including Cecilia McDowall’s Christus Natus Est
and Roxanna Panufnik’s Angels Sing

and carols for choir and audience

musical director - Katherine Dienes-Williams
organ - Richard Moore

in aid of Winchester Hospice

Ticket prices £16 (children 18 and under £1)

Our Christmas concert is firmly established as an annual event in St Cross, with an evening of Christmas songs and carols. Our 2019 programme included “Angels Sing” - a set of four Polish carols arranged by Roxanna Panufnik - and “Christus Natus Est” by Cecilia McDowall - a cantata based on five Christmas carols - and a number of shorter pieces, all written by women composers. And there were, of course, opportunities for the audience to add their own voices, joining the choir and organ in traditional carols.

This was a splendid and atmospheric evening -- just the thing to escape from the stress and clamour of Christmas shopping, and the tedium of watching repeats on the small screen!

A retiring collecting was held in aid of the new Winchester Hospice, which is scheduled to open in early 2019.