16 December 2021 | The CCC Christmas Concert
16 October 2021 | Workshop on Handel: Messiah

The CCC Christmas Concert

16 December 2021

Doors open 6:30pm for wine and mince pies
Concert begins 7.00pm

St Katharine Cree, Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 3BP

Stephen Jones conductor | Ivan Linford organ

City Chamber Choir takes you on a magical journey through the Christmas story, with a mixture of much-loved familiar carols and music that’s right up to date, including the first performance of a new work setting text by John Donne: Immensity, cloister’d by the choir’s Composer in Residence, Samuel Wilson. There’s an opportunity to hear some seasonal readings as well as the usual wine and mince-pie fuelled join-in-able audience participation items.

Vaughan Williams: This is the truth | Rutter: O come, O come Immanuel | Cleobury: Blest Mary wanders through the thorn | Chilcott: Nova, nova | Matthew Martin: I sing of a maiden | Samuel Wilson: Immensity, cloister’d (first performance) | McDowall: Ave Regina | Richard Rodney Bennett: What sweeter music | Rutter: King Jesus hath a garden | Will Todd: My Lord has come | Phyllis Tate: Carol, with lullaby | Stephen Jones: Silent night

With readings, and carols for choir and audience. Please note that there will be no interval: wine, soft drinks and mince pies will be available before and after the concert.

Tickets: £15.00 (£10.00 under 18s and full time students only).
Available online or at the door.


Choral Workshop on
Handel: Messiah

Saturday, 16 October 2021
St John the Baptist Church, Ripe, East Sussex

Our workshop features some of the less well known choruses from Handel’s great oratorio.

With City Chamber Choir | Stephen Jones: Director | Philip Shannon: Accompanist

Sessions: 10.00am–1.00pm, 2.00–5.00pm. Coffee, tea and cake included. Please bring your own lunch.

Scores: We will be using the Novello edition, edited by Watkins Shaw. Please bring your own copy. (NB other editions may not contain all the choruses that we are studying.)

Please study the music before you come. Here is a link to a note-learning website: http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/Handel/Messiah/messiah.html

Choruses to be studied (time permitting)
4.         And the glory
7.         And he shall purify
12.       For unto us
24.       Surely he hath born our griefs
25.       And with his stripes
26.       All we like sheep
28.       He trusted in God
35.       Let all the angels of God
37.       The Lord gave the word
39.       Their sound is gone out
50.       O death, where is thy sting
51.       But thanks be to God
Appendix         Break forth into joy