Double act to amaze audience
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.
MUSIC: The Granite Belt Choir will have you talking for weeks with their Celebration of Carols.