We were at the Raymond Gubbay Christmas Concert: Carols by Candlelight, tonight. It was more classical than I thought, but I knew all the pieces. Stand out was, of course, the chorus singing Stille Nacht, a wonderfully soft, harmonised arrangement which I’ve heard before.
In fact I was surprised, as was Louise, at how many of the more traditional carols I knew. Mainly from church as a youngster, but a few, particularly the choral arrangements from attending concerts with my Mum, watching my Dad sing for a local choir. It brought a lot of memories flooding back, and a tear to my eye. Wonderful.
Only let down was Handel’s Messiah. Needs a full orchestra and choir to really do it justice I think, although maybe our seats (in the Choir Stalls) didn’t help.