december, 2020

202022dec7:30 pmChristmas Charity Concert for Rowans Hospice

Event Details

We are delighted to report that this event raised £750 for the hospice.

We’re preparing a free performance of Christmas music, to be premiered online on Tuesday 22 December at 7.30pm.

Recorded a few days earlier in the magical acoustic of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Southsea, we hope this festive offering will bring you joy and peace this Christmas. Don’t worry if you can’t watch on the night – the video will be available via this page on our YouTube channel afterwards.

Despite the lockdown, despite everyone having to wear masks, our enterprising group of singers won’t be defeated. Against all odds, we want to bring the Christmas spirit into people’s lives by singing favourite carols. Read about what 2020 has been like for us.

We are raising funds for Rowans Hospice’s COVID-19 Appeal. Please consider giving generously by clicking here. Our friends at Rowans Hospice charity need your help! They have been seriously affected by the Covid-19 healthcare crisis. They are asking for support in their latest appeal to continue to provide care to those affected by life-limiting illnesses.

Read how we raised more than £3,600 for the Hospice in December 2019.

Read more on our news page.


00:12 Away in a manger // William J. Kirkpatrick, arr. David Hill
03:12 Jingle bells // Words: J. Pierpont – Music: J. Pierpont, arr. Ralph Allwood
05:20 Coventry carol // From the Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors (15th cent.) arr. Martin Shaw
08:17 Sans Day carol // Cornish traditional carol arr. John Rutter
11:45 Long the night // Words: Alick Rowe – Ukrainian melody, arr. Roy Massey
14:15 A merry Christmas // Traditional West country carol arr. Arthur Warrell
16:02 Once in royal David’s city // Words: C. F. Alexander – Music: H. J. Gauntlett
18:35 Adam lay ybounden // 15th century poem – Music: Boris Ord
19:57 Tomorrow shall be my dancing day // English traditional carol – Music: John Gardner
22:11 Lully, lulla // From the Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors (15th cent.) – Music: Kenneth Leighton
25:52 Silent night // Joseph Mohr tr. John Freeman Young – Music: Franz Xaver Gruber, arr. Carl Reinecke
29:24 O come, all ye faithful // J. F. Wade, arr. David Willcocks


(Tuesday) 7:30 pm