Singers line up fes­tive Can­dle­light Cracker

Ashbourne News Telegraph - - WHAT’S ON - By Gareth But­ter­field gareth.but­ter­[email protected]­bourne­new­stele­

DER­BYSHIRE Singers have an­nounced de­tails of their Christ­mas con­cert, which is due to take place in Mat­lock this month.

The Christ­mas Cracker by Can­dle­light will fea­ture per­for­mances by The Thoresby Band, tenor An­drew Mackenzie-wicks and ac­com­pa­nist Eleanor Kor­nas.

Tak­ing place on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 15 at High­fields School in Mat­lock, the can­dlelit evening of mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment will be­gin at 7pm.

Guests are in­vited to sit, eat and drink with friends at can­dle-lit tables while en­joy­ing the mu­si­cal per­for­mances.

Tenor An­drew Macken­ziewicks has sung with the Der­byshire Singers on many oc­ca­sions, as well as fit­ting in the odd en­gage­ment with Glyn­de­bourne, English Na­tional Opera, Scot­tish Opera, Opera North and singing across the globe.

He will be en­ter­tain­ing lis­ten­ers with a range of op­er­atic and stage mu­si­cal gems by Puc­cini, Gounod, Bern­stein and Sul­li­van.

Mean­while the award­win­ning Thoresby Band com­peted as Mid­lands Area cham­pi­ons in the Na­tional Cham­pi­onships at the Al­bert Hall in 2016.

They are al­ways a ‘hit’ at the cracker event, whether per­form­ing solo items or ac­com­pa­ny­ing the Der­byshire Singers as they draw from their reper­toire of sea­sonal mu­sic.

Pi­ano ac­com­pa­ni­ment will once again be pro­vided by Eleanor Kor­nas, who will be mak­ing a swift re­turn af­ter a per­for­mance of the Grieg Pi­ano Con­certo.

Or­gan­is­ers say there will be plenty of op­por­tu­nity for guests to join in with some favourite songs and car­ols. Ad­vance book­ing is es­sen­tial for the evening, and book­ing forms are avail­able on­line at www.der­ or at Nat­u­ral Choice in St John Street. Guests can bring their own food and drink, or a plated cold col­la­tion can be or­dered at the time of book­ing. Tick­ets can­not be bought on the door.

There will be plenty of op­por­tu­nity for guests to join in with some favourite songs and car­ols.

Eleanor Kor­nas

An­drew Mackenzie-wicks

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