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Copyright 2014 Hardynge Choir
Honorary President: Sasha Johnson Manning
World Carols Concert
Hardynge Choir’s World Carols concert on Monday 16 December 2013 in St John's Church, Harpenden was enjoyed by a large and appreciative audience. The concert included carols and Christmas music for choir and audience from around the world: as usual there was also a selection of festive readings. In addition to some well known traditional carols, the choir sang some delightful carols from several European countries and Australia, an American folk melody, a carol based on a tune of the Huron Indians, and a Gospel carol, ‘Poor li’l Jesus’.
We were joined again by the celebrated Jazz Organist, Richard Hills, who delighted and amused the audience with an Improvised Medley on Christmas Carols, including a fugue, and a snatch of Widor’s Toccata for good measure. Richard was joined in the organ loft by Max Bronstein, whose Trumpet added extra colour and brilliance to a number of the carols: he also gave an exquisite performance of Handel’s Eternal Source of Love Divine.
After the concert, the choir and audience continued the Christmas celebrations with minced pies and mulled wine in St John's Church Hall.
Sasha Johnson Manning -
Sasha Johnson Manning was welcomed as our first Honorary President on 10 November 2012, following the first performance of The Hardynge Seasons.