Surrey Hills Christmas Concerts 2016

Join us for our annual Christmas concerts this December. The programme includes many well-known songs, Christmas classics and audience carols to put you in the festive mood.  Due to the popularity of this concert, we will be holding two concerts again this year – one in Cranleigh and one in Guildford.


all-choirs-4Our traditional Family Christmas concert on Saturday 10th December at Cranleigh Village Hall features all the Surrey Hills Choirs.  Our youngest performers, the Training Choir, share the joy of singing with friends with the song “Sing Together” and also tell us how the elves help Santa prepare for Christmas in “Carol of the Elves”.  Our junior choir, the Young Voices, will transport you to the magical world of Neverland with the song “I’m Flying” from the musical Peter Pan.  Their other songs include “When I’m Gone” (also known as the Cup song) from Pitch Perfect, Jingle Bell Rock and the Huron Carol. Our ladies choir, the Surrey Hills Singers, will be singing two of their current favourites, the beautiful “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri and “Royals” by Lorde.  Their Christmas songs include the haunting “Noel Fantasy” – a medley of well-known carols – and the very lovely Basque carol “The Angel Gabriel”.  Finally, the Chamber Choir’s programme will include “When you wish upon a star”, “Soles Occidere” by local composer Ian Assersohn, “Veni Veni Emmanuel” and “Il est ne le divin enfant”.  The diversity of performers and many well-known songs and carols makes this concert appropriate for all ages and music lovers and starts at the earlier time of 6.30pm.  The choirs will also invite the audience to join them in singing some traditional carols.


candlesIf you’d prefer a more sophisticated Christmas concert, then join us for our atmospheric late night candlelight concert on Sunday 11th December at 8pm at St Nicolas Church, Guildford featuring our adult choirs only, the Surrey Hills Chamber Choir and Surrey Hills Singers.  This magnificent church is perfect for such an occasion and in addition to the songs mentioned above there will be other seasonal classics including My Lord has come” by Will Todd, the uplifting spiritual “The Virgin Mary had a baby boy”, “This Little Babe” by Benjamin Britten, and the popular Angel’s Carol by John Rutter, as well as highlights from Handel’s Messiah.


Tickets for Saturday: £10 Adults and £4 for children 16 and under;  Tickets for Sunday:  Adults £12 and £5 for children 16 and under.  Tickets include wine and refreshments and are available to purchase online at until 9pm the night before the performance.  After the online ticketing closes please email or call 01483 892474.  Please book early as the concerts are very popular.


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