A Christmas Fanfare: a feast of music for choir and brass
Choral masterworks from four centuries and favourite traditional carols
Melbourne Bach Choir welcomes the Christmas season with A Christmas Fanfare – a concert of choral pieces by composers from Sweelink to Pinkham via Palestrina, Poulenc, Britten and more, of course including Bach. Well-known carols are programmed for audience participation.
The full Melbourne Bach Choir and the MBC Chamber Choir will be conducted by founding Artistic Director Rick Prakhoff and accompanied by organist Calvin Bowman and a brass ensemble of trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba.
We all love the familiar, traditional music of Christmas, but the concert also includes some less familiar works, including two different tellings of the Nativity story in Poulenc’s joyful Christmas Motets and the charming Christmas Cantata with organ and brass instruments by Daniel Pinkham. The Poulenc motets and some other works will feature the MBC Chamber Choir with our Scholars as conductors. The highlight for many will of course be the familiar carols, accompanied by brass and with some opportunities for audience participation.
Saturday 2 December at 7.30pm, St Andrew’s Church, New St, Brighton
Saturday 9 December at 2.30pm, Ballarat Central Uniting Church, Lydiard St S
Information and Bookings (concessions apply): http://www.mbc.asn.au/mbc-concerts $25 – $45
NB Tickets will also be available on the door