The town’s first choral society is marking the festive season with the release of its first commercial CD.
Market Harborough Choral Society has profesionally recorded the disc earlier this year and is entitled From Remembering to Rejoicing.
It includes a host of Christmas favourites and a 23-minute piece by assistant musical director Richard Blewitt called ‘Your Country Needs You’.
This unique work, written to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, 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 CD for people to listen to their local choir in full voice.
“It is a CD of contrasts – beginning with music to remember, with the majority of the CD a collection of joyful carols, perfect for the Christmas season.
“We are thrilled with the outcome and hope that everyone enjoys listening to it.“
The society perform a very wide repertoire of traditional and modern choral music. The group prides itself on being inclusive and welcoming.
There are more than 70 singers of all ages in the society and anyone is welcome to come along without needing to audition. Young voices are also welcome/
The disc will be available for sale at £10 at the society’s Christmas concert which takes place at the Jubilee Hall in Bowden Lane, Market Harborough on Saturday, December 19 at 7pm.
Tickets for the concert cost £12 for adults or £10 for concessions. Children under the age of 16 is free if they accompanied by an adult.
They are available from Spencer’s Estate Agents, High Street, Market Harborough or by phoning Geoff on 07736 227736, online at www.harboroughchoral.org. A small selection of tickets maybe available on the door but anyone wanting to mae sure they can see the concert are advised to book in advance.
Further information about the group can also be accessed by visiting www.harboroughchoral.org.