Candlelit Christmas Concert
Handel, Haydn, Corelli, Buxtehude
Saturday 4th December 2021, 7.30pm,
St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH
Candlelit Christmas returned to Trunch, featuring Norfolk Camerata. It was their first concert after lockdown, and with a new leader – William Falconer. An accomplished pianist and singer, he is also very well known and loved as the administrator of the Southrepps Classical Music Festival.
Norfolk Camerata is the new incarnation of the North Norfolk Chorale, a choir originally established as the North Walsham Choral Society in 1873. The Choir, exploring a wider range of music, in recent years achieved a high standard of musical performances. Recent concert programmes have included Vivaldi ‘Gloria’, Handel ‘the Messiah’, Haydn ‘Nelson Mass’.
William Falconer grew up in Buckinghamshire, and read for his degree in music at Hertford College, Oxford, where he held an organ scholarship. As a lay clerk in the choir of Norwich Cathedral, he received vocal tuition from Patricia Rozario. William occupies himself otherwise as a freelance musical administrator, singer, organist and pianist. He is the acting Musical Director of the Norfolk Camerata, accompanist to the UEA Choir, and administrator of the Southrepps Classical Music Festival.
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 – 1707). Christmas cantata ‘Das neugeborne Kindelein’
George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759). Three sequences from ‘Messiah’
And the glory of the Lord
Arcangelo Corelli (1653 – 1713). Pastorale from’ Christmas Concerto’
Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809). Te Deum No 2 in C major
A boy was born – Benjamin Britten (1913 -1976)
Lute-book lullaby – arr. Geoffrey Turton Shaw (1879 -1943)
Out of your sleep – Richard Rodney Bennett (1936 -2012)
In the bleak midwinter – Harold Darke (1888 – 1976)
The Shepherds’ Farewell – Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869)
The Sussex Carol
What sweeter music – John Rutter (born 1945)
A Merry Christmas – traditional, arr. Arthur Sydney Warrell (1882 – 1939)
The concert took place in St. Botolph’s Church in Trunch.
With a licensed bar. It’s good practice to wear face masks all the time, except when you are eating or drinking.
The number of places – limited. Pre-booking only. Tickets – £15.
Tickets – phone 01692 402 624 or at Trunch Corner Stores, cash only (N Walsham Rd, Trunch, North Walsham NR28 0PL).
All proceeds are donated to Trunch and Swafield Church restoration projects.