Birmingham Bach Choir is returning again with Christmas carols

December 4th, 2017 by Sandy

The Nine Lessons and Carols is a sure fixture in Birmingham city’s festive calendar and the highly popular event will be held on 17th December (Sunday), at the St Alban’s Church, at 3:30PM. The choir features a series of Bible readings. Mixed with seasonal music they will be narrating the Christmas story, led by Paul Spicer, the conductor, with Paul Carr the organist, accompanying. Listen to the choir performing popular carols like Hark The Herald Angels, O’ Come All YeFaithful and O’ Little Town of Bethlehem, as well as the beautiful 16th century motet of Tomas Luis de Victoria, the O’ Magnum Mysterium. Listen to them performing R Rodney Benett’s Lullaby Baby and John Ritter’s Dormi Jesu too. The choir also marks its second visit to Haligate, to the 19th century St Alban the Martyr, the Gothic Revival in Grade II list.

Sarah Platt, chair of the choir, welcomed all to join them in reflection and song, at St Alban’s, a lovely venue for their traditional afternoon carol service, in true Christamas spirit and just a few minutes walk from the busy city centre. Members of the choir will also join on 20th December, the Midlands Military and Community Choir for Christmas carols, in the atrium of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Edgbaston, from 6:30Pm to 7:45PM.There is free entry to the event at St Alban the Martyr Church, on Conyberet St., in Highgate. There’s an optional collection for the church funds. More details on Christmas activities of the choir is at the website-