Christmas 2011

Jersey Airport Launch of Christmas Activities

Friday 2nd December; Departures Lounge

The Choir entertained passengers and past staff at the airport for an hour on the Friday morning with people being invited to donate to a collection for Teenage Cancer Trust.

We even received a round of applause from the check-in desks!

The Shelter Trust for the Homeless Annual Soup Kitchen

Tuesday 6th December; Royal Square, St. Helier

The entrance to the soup tent where 30 or more different soups were available for a donation.

The choir kept dry whilst adding musically to the occasion.


Town Church, St. Helier ; Wednesday 7th December

The choir sang at the BBC Radio Jersey carol service which saw an offering for the work of Children in Need being received. Photographs of the event can be seen here

The Band of the Island of Jersey played before and during the service.

Once in Royal David's City

 JFC -Adam lay ybounden by Philip Ledger

 Luke 1:26-38 -The Bailiff, Mr. Michael Birt

In the Bleak midwinter

 Luke 2:1-7  - 2 boys from Victoria College Prep

 We Three Kings

 Parklife Choir - Christmas medley

Town Church Choristers- Carol of the Children by John Rutter

 Springfield School - Silent night

 Luke 2:8-20 - Dave Felton ( Rugby club)

 Green Room Club Panto Choir - Loves changes everything

 John 1:1-14 - Senator Sir Philip Bailhache

 O Come all ye faithful


  Hark the herald Angels sing


Acappella Brass- Fanfare

Jersey Festival Choir This is the Truth v.1

Once in Royal David's City-

Jersey Festival Choir -  ‘Adam lay y-bounden’ by Philip Ledger

    -  (with Amity Singers) ‘In Dulci Jubilo’ trad. German arr. Pearsall

God rest ye merry

Organ solo - Malcolm Whittell

Jersey Festival Choir - (with Amity Singers) ‘A Hymn to the Virgin’ by Benjamin Britten

        - ‘Quittez Pasteurs' trad. French arr. John Coates

Acappella  Brass - Angels we have heard on high

                                  A child is born

While Shepherds watched   

Holmchase Singers -  In Silent Night

                                     Carol of the Bells

                                     Still, still, still  

Away in a manger

Orchestra- Russian Dance from the Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky)

Jersey Festival Choir -  ‘Bring a torch Jeanette, Isabella’ -French arr. H. Helvey           

                   (accomp. Piano duet)

         - ‘Carol of the Magi’ by John Rutter (accomp. piano and ‘cello)

As with gladness                                         

Minuit Chrétiens - Sue de Gruchy (guitar), Holmchase, Jersey Festival Choir and Orchestra

O Come all ye faithful 

Blessing- Monsignor Nicholas France

The programme was performed by the following people;

Jersey Festival Choir; Conductor Elizabeth Farnon

        Accompanists; Pianos; Rosemary Millow and Julie Norris

                                Cello; Emanuelle Dumas

Holmchase Choir; Conductor Angela Vautier

        Accompanists; Piano; Paul Matthews

                                Flute; Helen Reid

                                Guitar; Susan De Gruchy

St. Cecilia Orchestra; Conductor Jonathan Pollard

Amity Singers; Conductor Elizabeth Farnon

Acappella Brass

Malcolm Whittell- organist

Matthew Daubeney- soloist

Christmas 2011 was a busy time for the choir as we sang at four different events...

Festival of Carols 2011

Wednesday 14th December was the date set for our Festival of Carols in 2011 which took place at St. Thomas' Roman Catholic Church. The concert raised the grand a considerable sum for the Jersey charity "Brighter Futures" which is based at The Bridge in St. Helier.