It seems a long time since our Baroque concert at All Hallows Church in October. Wasn’t it a great night? The choir thoroughly enjoyed singing there, with Charlotte Badham as our soloist. She is delightful to sing with, both as an artist and as a person. She will be singing with us again in The Messiah at St Faith’s church in Crosby on 2nd May 2020, when the weather should be bright and spring like!
For now, the weather is definitely wintery and in the words of the old song,”It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…….”
I know it’s not December yet, but you need to think ahead to get tickets to good concerts! This is certainly true of Liverpool Welsh Choral Christmas concert this year, as ticket sales are going really well. Don’t delay!
Aled Jones, well known for his programmes on Classic FM and appearances on Songs of Praise and for his boyhood chorister successes, will be our presenter. Its great to have a Welsh presenter for A Welsh Choral Christmas don’t you think? The choir, with our esteemed conductor Keith Orrell and marvellous accompanist Stephen Hargreaves, will be singing old favourites which you can join in with, and some beautiful items in Welsh and in English, including a fabulous John Rutter – and a rousing item in German called Schneewaltzer. We are perfecting our German as I write! We are joined as always by the fantastic Northop Silver Band, conducted by John Doyle.
Where? Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
When? Monday December 16th at 7.30pm
Ticket prices: £13, £18, £22, £24 and boxes £28 (concessions available)
Get your tickets today if you haven’t already done so, from Mavis Owens our ticket manager at email@example.com, or phone her on 0151 652 6374. Also from Philharmonic Hall Box Office 0151 709 3789 or their website www liverpoolphil.com. Also from our online sellers : https://sales.webticketmanager/liverpoolwelshchoral
Hope to see you there!
Liz at LWC
The 2019-20 new season for Liverpool Welsh Choral is about to begin with rehearsals starting for the choir next week. We are still buoyed up by our fantastic experience at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in July. Singing with another choir (the London Welsh Chorale) was brilliant and it is always exciting working under a different conductor. It was a glorious evening too, and with the backdrop of the Berwyn mountains, an idyllic venue. Thank you to anyone who was there to support us.
Now onto pastures new. We start the season with “Great Baroque Choral Classics” a concert of Baroque music in All Hallows Church, Greenhill Road, Allerton, L18 6JJ on Saturday 19th October 2019 at 7.30pm. You will be able to hear some fantastic music from composers of the period: Te Deum by Purcell, some items from Vivaldi’s Gloria, excerpts from Bach’s B Minor Mass, parts of Handel’s Messiah and some individual items too – a packed programme indeed!
All conducted by Keith Orrell and accompanied by Stephen Hargreaves. All unreserved tickets are £14 from Mavis on 0151 652 6374, firstname.lastname@example.org or from Ticketmaster –
https://sales.webticketmanager.com/liverpoolwelshchoral or from any choir member.
Some advance notice about our Christmas concert – Aled Jones will be our presenter this year, at the Philharmonic Hall for “A Welsh Choral Christmas” on Monday 16th December at 7.30pm. Put it in your diary now!
In 2020 we will be putting on the Messiah as a whole, with a Baroque orchestra, at St Faith’s Church Crosby on Saturday May 2nd.
Our ‘piece de resistance’ will be performing Mahler’s Symphony No 8, on Saturday June 20th at – wait for it – the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester! We are very excited about this opportunity to sing there by invitation, with a choir from Sheffield and the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra. It will be a large choir for such a prestigious piece and fabulous venue. We hope to have lots of our faithful supporters there. Tickets for this concert are from the Bridgewater Hall on 0161 907 9000
Our new season’s prospectus is not quite ready for emailing out to you – hopefully it won’t be long.
We look forward to seeing many of you at our concerts this season.
Liz at LWC