A Spring Concert 2022
A concert was planned on the 30th April 2022 in the Great Hall of Highlands College with the Les Conteurs Singers due to the unavailability of all the resources necessary to perform Haydn’s Creation on this date.
After the concert, we were very pleased with how it went. There was a lovely atmosphere in the Hall (something many people commented on as they came in) and the audience really enjoyed the occasion.
The choir sang very well which was testament to the hard work put in by all concerned and it was a very powerful and moving end to the evening to have the two choirs come together for those final two items. Positive feedback was received from those who were in the audience about how it all went and how the Choir sounded.
Photographs of the two choirs on the evening may be seen below.
Liberation Day 2022
Liberation Day 2022, the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Jersey from Nazi Germany, was an even more special event than normal due to the relaxation of the social measures that had been in place for the previous two years of the COVID-
‘The Creation’ by Joseph Haydn
Saturday 22nd October 2022 at 7.30pm at St Helier Methodist Centre
The programme for the event is here
The Creation (German: Die Schöpfung) is an oratorio written between 1797 and 1798 by Joseph Haydn (Hob. XXI:2), and considered by many to be one of his masterpieces. The oratorio depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis. The libretto was written by Gottfried van Swieten.
This concert was originally scheduled for Saturday 25th April 2020 at 7.30pm however it was postponed due to the COVID-
13th December was the Charity Soup Kitchen in the Royal Square -
It wasn't warm!
The Festival of Carols at St Thomas church took place on the 14th December 2022 and it was a relief that have a semblance of normality despite the fact that the COVID-
The church was almost full with the vast majority of seating taken and the choir was able to enjoy the traditional reception after the event which was well received by the choir members.
A video recording of Minuit Chrétiens (also known as ‘O Holy Night’) is available on our Facebook page
A sum of £2480 was raised for Brightly (the former Brig-
JERSEY FESTIVAL CHOIR Director – William Millow
HOLMCHASE SINGERS Director – Angela Luce
ST. CECILIA ORCHESTRA Director – Francis Murton
ORGANIST Nic Turner
PIANO ACCOMPANIST Grace Garnier
TREBLE SOLOIST James Boyce
Once in Royal David’s City
Verse 1 – solo – James Boyce, Verse 2 – Holmchase Singers, Verse 3 –Festival Choir Verses 4 & 5 – ALL
Christ is the Morning Star (Arr. John Rutter)
Ding Dong Merrily on highl (Arr. Mack Willberg)
As with gladness men of old
Love came down at Christmas (John Rutter)
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (John Rutter)
Coventry Carol (Arr. William Lloyd Webber)
Hark! The herald angels sing
Shepherd’s Farewell (Hector Berlioz)
Mary, did you know? (Arr. Mary McDonald)
Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson)
In the bleak midwinter
Noe! Noe! (arr. Mack Willberg)
Who but the Lord? (Craig Courtney)
Good King Wenceslas
Minuit Chrétiens (O Holy Night -
Appeal of behalf of Brightly
O come all ye faithful
Blessing by a member of the Roman Catholic clergy