The SCM – Society of Choral Music – is presenting its Christmas Concert in Christ Church on Monday December 4, starting at 8pm.
The concert starts with the famous antiphon by Zoltan Kodaly “Veni Emmanuel”. It is followed by “How Lovely Sounds the Choir of Angels”, by Cornelius Freundt, a “Magnificat” by Gordon Young, and “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” by Joseph Kromolicki, these last two sung in Latin.
The main piece of the concert is part of Camille Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio, sung in English. This includes various solos, duets, trios and quartets, sung by the choir’s soloists, with the whole choir singing the choruses, ending of course with an Alleluia.
For this concert the choir is accompanied by Ines Rufino on the organ, a string quartet and harp organized by David Chew. Continuing his more than 30 years with the choir, our choirmaster and conductor is the indefatigable Ruy Wanderley.
Entrance is free, though there will be collection boxes at the doors for welcome donations. The choir is financially self-supporting.
There is a friendly get-together afterwards in the Hall, for a quick drink and some finger-food.
Don’t forget that a week later, on December 11, we have our yearly Singalong Handel’s Messiah, to which all are welcome to join us in singing the wonderful choruses.