Thursday, January 05, 2012

Lea Singers Concert

5 January 2012

I can think of few better ways to start the Christmas break than by attending the Lea Singers Charity Christmas Concert, ‘MerryLea’. On 22 December we were back at the Harpenden Public Halls to see this excellent chamber choir entertain us with a festive programme ranging from medieval to modern. Each of Poulenc’s beautiful ‘Four Christmas Motets’ were paired with settings of the same words some 400 years earlier by Palestrina, Orlando Lassus and William Byrd. I also very much enjoyed a modern South African Christmas Anthem by Grant McLachlan, ‘Come Colours Rise’. It was great to see a packed audience helping to raise funds for the Grove House hospice charity and singing the carols enthusiastically and impressively.

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