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O Nata Lux - Candlelit Christmas Concert

Updated: Mar 15, 2022

Join the Surrey Hills Chamber Choir and their sister choir, the Surrey Hills Singers, for a traditional candlelit Christmas concert with many well-known carols and festive songs on a theme of light and hope.

The concert will be held in the large and stunning surroundings of St Nicolas Church, Bury Street, Guildford on Sunday 12th December at 8pm.

After eighteen months of limited social interaction, and particularly the starvation of singing together, the Surrey Hills Singers have subconsciously been drawn to three beautiful songs of light and hope as we continue to look for a pathway out of the darkness into the light.  These songs are perfect for the current sentiment, offering gentle optimism: “Where the light begins” by Susan LaBarr published in 2020;  “Lux Aeterna” by Sarah Quartel and “Run” by Snow Patrol.  The Singers will also sing some Christmas classics to put you in the festive mood:  “Silent Night”, “Ding Dong Merrily on High” and “Mary did you know”.

Still buzzing from their successful outdoor summer concert, as well as their international silver medal with gold diploma mark at the Virtual International Leonardo da Vinci Choral Competition in Florence this year for their video “Words” by Anders Endenroth, produced by Graham and Toby Webb, the Chamber Choir are looking forward to their first indoor performance since March 2019.  Christmas is particularly special this year, so we have focused on many familiar carols to enhance your celebration of the festive season.  Carols include “In dulci jubilo”, “Adam lay y bounden”, “Here is the little door”, “The Angel Gabriel”, “Coventry Carol”, “Psallite unigenito” by Praetorius, “O Magnum Mysterium” by Poulenc and many more.

The Chamber Choir will start the performance with the title song of the concert “O nata lux”  (Born of Light) by American composer Morten Lauridsen.  A most atmospheric song that sets a 10th century hymn that speaks of Christ as ‘light born of light, redeemer of the world’.

Tickets are £14 for Adults and £5 for children

As of writing today, we hope to include refreshments and programmes as normal, but this is subject to Government restrictions at the time.

Covid Measures

Note that the performers will all have done an LFT test on the day of the concert

Please ensure you buy seats for your whole party in this transaction as you will be seated in groups according to this booking.

For those parties who wish to wear masks during the performance there will be a separate seating area. In order for us to plan the size of this area, if you wish to sit there it would be helpful if you could email to let us know in advance.

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