Press Release – 8th December 2013 Concert: Chris Claxton & Christmas Music

Favourites and premieres from Cantata

The Cantata Choir will be giving a Concert of Christmas Music in the Medina Theatre, Newport, at 2pm on Sunday, December 8.

The choir will be accompanied by a brass quintet and the afternoon is intended to be a family event. The audience will be invited to join the choir in singing some of the carols.

The concert will also be a From One Island to Another exchange with Cantata giving the first performance of a new work by Guernsey composer, Chris Claxton.

The choir’s musical director Rachel Tweddle met Chris when she worked in Guernsey.

The work features words by Chris’s mother-in-law, Pam Le Tissier, and the music by Chris leads the listeners on a journey through the Nativity story with three songs, Lo, He Comes, Sleep, Sweetly Sleep and The Manger Bare.

The second performance of this work will be given in Guernsey on the weekend before Christmas.

by IW County Press, Friday, November 29, 2013