Christmas is often a busy time for the choir and this year the choir sang on the following occasions;

Thursday 17th December 2015

The choir was invited to sing at Government House which turned out to be a very pleasant occasion for all

Christmas 2015

Wednesday 16th December 2015

A Festival of Carols was held at St Thomas Roman Catholic Church at 8pm with a retiring collection in aid of Maison Des Landes Hotel for the Disabled which came to approximately £2900. Maison des Landes Hotel provides holidays for local residents with limited abilities who thought they could never enjoy a holiday in a hotel ever again

                                                    copyright: Jersey Evening Post  

                                        JERSEY FESTIVAL CHOIR Directors – Elizabeth Farnon and Sue de Gruchy

                                        HOLMCHASE SINGERS Director – Angela Luce

                                        ST. CECILIA ORCHESTRA Conductor – Derek Lawrence

                                        ACAPPELLA BRASS - Director – Luke Brown

                                        FINLAY HARE - Cello

                                        WILLIAM MILLOW - Baritone

                                        GRACE GARNIER - Piano Accompanist

                                        HENDRIK ASHBROOKE - Treble Soloist

                                        Orchestral arrangements by Derek Lawrence


Fanfare – Acappella Brass

Festival Choir (men)

            A Solis Ortus  –  Medieval chant

Once in Royal David’s City

    Verse 1 – solo – Oliver Scott,  Verse 2 – Holmchase Singers, Verse 3 –Festival Choir Verse 4 – ALL

Festival Choir

Glory to the Christ Child – Alan Bullard

Waltz Carol – Thomas Hewitt-Jones

It Came upon the Midnight Clear

Holmchase Singers

Beatum Quorum Via – Charles Stanford

Candlelight Carol – John Rutter

Angels from the Realms of Glory

Festival Choir and St. Cecilia Orchestra

For Unto Us a Child is Born

                (from ‘Messiah’ by Handel)

Acappella Brass

Carol of the Bells – Leontovych (arr. Luke Brown)

Festival Choir

O Magnum Mysterium – Malcolm Archer

Carol of the Magi – John Rutter

        William Millow – Baritone solo

        Finlay Hare – cello obligato

We Three Kings

Festival Choir

Go tell it on the mountain – (Trad. arr. Runswick )

See Amid the Winter Snow

Holmchase Singers

My Lord has Come – Will Todd

Holmchase Singers and Festival Choir

Minuit, Chrétiens – Adolphe Adam

                with Orchestra and Sue de Gruchy - guitar

O Come all ye Faithful

Blessing; Monsignor Nicholas France

Saturday 12th December 2015

Festival Choir members sang Christmas Carols at 16, New Street

Tuesday 1st December 2015

Soup Kitchen in the Royal Square; Festival Choir members sang from 1pm with the soup running out at another successful event shortly afterwards!