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From the recent past

40th Anniversary Christmas Concert

The choir had an extremely successful Christmas concert on 15th December 2019. It was more special than usual, as we had invited past choir members and directors to join our audience.

Just after our performance, a special presentation

was made to four of our longest-serving choir

members, Margaret Lawson, Donald Gordon,

Rosalind Moon and Hazel Devlin.


Christmas 2021 Concert

Fortunately, due to the easing CoVid restrictions, we were able to rehearse for and perform our Christmas concert in Melrose Parish Church. Our audience was treated to a selection of music by Bruch, Thiman and Mozart, plus of course our usual Christmas Carols.

Spring 2022 Concert

We were finally able to perform the concert we had promised for Spring 2019!

An eager audience in Melrose Parish Church was treated to sacred music by J S Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Franck and Tchaikovsky. In addition to some excellent contributions from our Ensemble, we completed the concert with extracts from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and from Bizet's Carmen.In spite of missing out on the usual half-time wine and nibbles, our audience was very appreciative.

Winter Concert, 2022

Our Winter Concert, this year, seemed to go down very well with a bigger audience than usual in Melrose Parish Church. Perhaps it was the return of our ever-popular mulled wine and shortbread at half-time which encouraged folk, or perhaps it was a shout-out from Martin Handley on his Radio 3 Sunday morning breakfast show, that did the trick. He was particularly impressed by the Zelenka item on our programme!

As usual, the concert was a mix of larger choral pieces including a Mozart Mass in C, Carol singing and some very fine contributions from our soloist Claire Taylor, and our ensemble.

Winter Concert, 2023

Our Winter Concert this year featured a mixture of carols sung both by the choir and by the audience, a selection of movements from the Cantata 'The Star' by Rheinberger, a Christmas motet by Schütz, Holsts's choral fantasy 'Christmas Day', and instrumental and solo pieces with our string ensemble and soprano soloist Claire Taylor. Quite a mix! A good time was had by all, the second half helped on its merry way by our interval mulled wine and shortbread. The programme for this concert can be found here.

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