Dou­ble act to amaze au­di­ence

Stanthorpe Border Post - - LIFE -

ONE OF the joys of Christ­mas is the mu­sic which has been cre­ated over the cen­turies to cel­e­brate the sea­son.

On Sun­day af­ter­noon, the Gran­ite Belt Choir will share a won­der­ful Cel­e­bra­tion of Carols with the peo­ple of Stan­thorpe.

They will be joined by the East Street Singers of War­wick, who will add their own favourite sea­sonal songs to the mix.

It will be a treat of melodic con­tem­po­rary pieces, glo­ri­ous Mes­siah ex­trav­a­gan­zas, some favoured hymns and tra­di­tional carols. It will be a pot­pourri of serene and vi­va­cious, sec­u­lar and sa­cred, old and new.

The choir’s ac­com­pa­nist Peggy Chan­non will have a chance to pull out all the stops on the or­gan for a piece or two and con­duc­tor Jenel Hunt will give her arms a work­out on some of the more ex­cit­ing pieces.

Ms Hunt said how won­der­ful it was for the choir to fin­ish the year on such a high note.

“We don’t do a Christ­mas con­cert ev­ery year, so this is some­thing spe­cial to us and, we hope, to the peo­ple of

Stan­thorpe,” she said. “We’ll process in singing Once in Royal David’s City

and walk out with Joy to the

World. In be­tween, we have a won­der­ful col­lec­tion of songs, in­clud­ing some lovely ones that will be sung by the East Street Singers. Much of the mu­sic will be fa­mil­iar but some will be new to peo­ple.

“The songs are so beau­ti­ful that I prom­ise you will love them from the very first time you hear them.” Come and swoon over How

Still, stand and sing along with a cou­ple of tra­di­tional carols, be up­lifted by the fa­mous Mes­siah piece

Hal­lelu­jah and lis­ten to A Sound of An­gels.

A Cel­e­bra­tion of Carols is one of the choir’s ma­jor con­certs for the year so mu­sic lovers should make a date to come along on Sun­day.

PHOTO: IAN KIRKEGAARD

MU­SIC: The Gran­ite Belt Choir will have you talk­ing for weeks with their Cel­e­bra­tion of Carols.

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