Louth Chamber Choir will be holding a special Christmas concert this month, which will be the first time that they have held a concert during the Christmas season.
The choral concert, entitled ‘A Feast of Music for Advent and Christmas’ will take place at St James’ Church on Sunday December 15, and will begin at 7.30pm.
The Lincolnshire Chamber Players, who will provide the orchestral accompaniment, will involve a lot of music for four oboes. Unusually, three of the oboists are from the same family.
Anne Brown and Jeff Brown are both professional musicians, and their daughter Emma is currently reading Music at Oxford University. The fourth oboist is Kate Fisher, one of Jeff’s former pupils.
The event will not simply be a regular carol service, as the concert will also include beautiful music by Bach: the Cantata Sleepers, Wake, and part of the Christmas Oratorio which tells the Christmas story itself.
To sing the part of the Evangelist in the Christmas Oratorio cantata, the choir will welcome accomplished young tenor Nick Pritchard. Nick was until recently a choral scholar at New College Oxford, and is now in his second year at the Royal College of Music; he has sung with the Monteverdi Choir and The Sixteen.
Other accomplished soloists who will be performing at the event are Jessica Banks, Emma Wardell and Martin Priestley, all of whom are well known to Louth audiences.