ConcertsNext Concert

Next Concert


Our next concert 'The Joys of Christmas' will be on Saturday 8th December 2018 in St. Mary's Church, Ely, at 7:00 pm.


The programme for our popular Christmas concert will begin with Geoffrey Bush's beautiful work 'A Christmas Cantata', which features well-known carols in a setting for choir. This will be followed by carols for choir and audience interspersed with readings.



In all our lives, joy manifests itself in many ways. Equally at Christmas-time, joy is part of a wide variety of experiences. Described in the simple carol Silent Night, joy is in the calm, the brightness, the tenderness, the humility, the colour, the love, the glory and the grace shown at Christmas.



In the Christmas Cantata by Geoffrey Bush, there is a setting of the traditional carol The Seven Joys of Mary. We hear that she saw the baby in the manger, and she also saw his good works and the miracles he worked. Of course these joys were tinged with the way he was betrayed and put to death, but the seventh joy was to see her son ‘wear the crown of heaven’.



Whatever fills you with joy at this time of year, come and hear it in Gaudete (Rejoice Christ is Born!) and Carol of the Bells, share it and sing about it in Joy to the World and O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant! Then we can wish each other ‘the comfort and tidings of joy’, as we launch the festive season in Ely.  



Seasonal refreshments will be served in the interval. Andrew Parnell will conduct the choir and Edmund Aldhouse will accompany the concert on the organ.


Tickets will be available from Burrows Bookshop, 7, High Street Passage, Ely from Monday 12th November 2018.