Share Christmas music with the Alveston Singers

October 26 2018

The Alveston Singers say their Christmas concerts will feature popular French carols – and audience participation.

The group will be performing Charpentier’s ‘Messe de Minuit Noel’, and Saint-Saens’ ‘Christmas Oratorio’.  

‘Messe de Minuit Noel’, a ‘Mass for the Midnight Service on Christmas Eve’ has different sections which are set to the tunes of well-known French carols.  The ‘Christmas Oratorio’ features ten movements which tell the Christmas story in a variety of musical styles, including folk-like melodies and recitatives. 

In the second half of the concerts, the audience will be invited to join in. They take place on Saturday 8 December at St Mary’s Church, Thornbury at 7.30pm, and Tuesday 11 December at Alveston Methodist Church at 7.30pm.  Admission is free with charity collections for Cancer Research and Children’s Hospice South West.