Tuesday 4th December 2018

The Festival Choir sang at the Annual Soup Kitchen in the Royal Square at 1230 with Stroke Association in attendance to assist in publicising the Festival of Carols

Christmas 2018

Wednesday 12th December 2018

A Festival of Carols was held at St Thomas Roman Catholic Church at 8pm with a collection of £3,460.70 taken in aid of the Stroke Association Jersey

                                       JERSEY FESTIVAL CHOIR Director – William Millow

                                        HOLMCHASE SINGERS     Director – Angela Luce

                                        ST. CECILIA ORCHESTRA Director – Derek Lawrence

                                        ORGANIST                     Malcolm Whittell

                                        ACAPPELLA BRASS          Director - Luke Brown

                                        PIANO ACCOMPANISTS    Grace Garnier and Paul Matthews

                                    TREBLE SOLOIST            Thomas Wood

Fanfare Acappella Brass

Once in Royal David’s City

    Verse 1 – solo – Thomas Wood,  Verse 2 – Holmchase Singers, Verse 3 –Festival Choir Verse 4 – ALL

Festival Choir

Sans Day Carol (John Rutter)

Il est né (Arr. Elisabeth Wild)

God rest ye merry gentlemen


Christmas Lullaby (John Rutter)

Sing joyfully to God our strength (Ambroz Copi)


Sleigh ride (Leroy Anderson, arr. Derek Lawrence)

In the bleak midwinter

Organ solo

In dulci jubilo - J.S. Bach

Festival Choir

Huron Carol (arr. Sarah Quartel)

Noe, Noe (Mack Wilberg)

The First Nowell

Festival Choir

Scots Nativity (Alan Bullard)

Go tell it on the mountain (Arr. Daryl Runswick)

Silent night


Mary’s Lullaby (John Rutter)

Minuit Chrétiens - Adolphe Adam

O come all ye faithful

Blessing by Canon Dominic Golding

One of the indispensable behind-the-scenes tasks that takes place to make sure that the Festival goes ahead without a hitch is the construction of the staging on the Monday. We had a good-sized team this year with a good balance in its composition as can be seen in the image below.