Choral society’s Christmas CD going for a song

Harborough Choral Society is celebrating Christmas with the release of its first professionally recorded CD, Remembering to Rejoicing.

Tracks include a host of Christmas favourites and a 23-minute piece by assistant musical director Richard Blewitt called Your Country Needs You.

Written to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, the work comprises settings of war poetry and popular songs of the day.

Society chairman Steve Pointer said: “Given that the season of Christmas follows so soon after Remembrance, and our Christmas concert is often the most popular in our season, we felt that recording some of our favourite Christmas music would produce a really enjoyable listen.

“It is an album of contrasts – beginning with music to remember, with the majority of the tracks joyful carols, perfect for the Christmas season.”

The £10 disc is available from Spencer’s Estate Agents, High Street, Harborough, by phoning Geoff on 07736 227736 or online at