2014 Christmas Concert

Saturday, 6 December, 2014 - 19:30
St John's Church, Mattock Lane, Ealing, W13 9LA

There was a full house for Questors Choir's well established Christmas concert. The concert started with the Choir processing toward the stage to the sound of a flautist and sopranos singing of the Angel Gabriel. This set the scene for an immensely varied evening of choral music interspersed with pieces by the Aurelian Brass Ensemble and by soloists and small groups of singers. The choir was ably accompanied by Gary Sieling.

The programme ranged from traditional carols like God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen and The First Nowell, to products of Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley such as Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (1944) and Winter Wonderland (1934).

Much of the music was well known, though often with new arrangements by musical director Philip Norman - and certainly the way the carol sequences were woven together is typical of the Questors Choir's accomplished director. He also introduced some rarely heard and classic pieces – Great God in Heaven and In Bethlehem City (traditional), and Somervell’s Glory to God.

The concert was dedicated to the late Mark Tompsett, who had been such an active member of Questors choir and other groups.