Event: Our Christmas Concert 2015
Sunday 20th December 2015 at 7:30pm, Speech Room, Harrow School HA1 3HP
For our Christmas Concert this year we will be returning to the historic and atmospheric Speech Room of Harrow School. The programme will comprise an eclectic mix of Christmas music, some traditional and some less well-known and, in addition to some beautiful music performed by the choir, will include audience participation and carols for all. Our Chairman, Peter Miller, spoke about the Christmas Concert during a recent interview for Radio Harrow - click here for the excerpt.
We are delighted to welcome Patricia Hodge as our Guest Reader (subject to final confirmation) and our brass band for the evening will be Elysian Brass.
We are also delighted to welcome the jazz ensemble and choir from Whitmore High School as our special guest performers. Click here to see the concert poster.
The Worshipful The Mayor of the London Borough of Harrow, Cllr Krishna Suresh, and the Mayoress Cllr Sasi Suresh will be attending as our guests.
Our Guest ReaderPatricia Hodge, our guest reader this evening, is a well-loved English actress. She trained at LAMDA before being awarded on graduation the Eveline Evans Award for Best Actress. She made her West End debut in 1972 and starred in the 1973 West End production of Pippin, directed by Bob Fosse. She received two Olivier Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical before winning the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the play Money. Her screen roles include the 1983 film version of Harold Pinter's play Betrayal, the TV series Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992), the 1986 TV adaptation of The Life and Loves of a She-Devil and the TV film Hotel du Lac (1986), for which she received a Best Actress BAFTA TV Award nomination. She starred in Ian Curteis’ The Falklands Play in 2002 in the BBC radio & TV. From 2009 to 2014, she starred in the BBC sitcom 'Miranda'.
Whitmore High School - Jazz band“Little Big Band” is a small ensemble started by some of the talented older students at Whitmore High School. The ensemble has been running for just over a year and they rehearse religiously every Friday in their spare time and throughout their lunch break. They started the group of their own accord and have already performed in many public venues and in some professional gig environments.
Whitmore High School - ChoirThe Whitmore Choir is a large ensemble of student singers from the entire range of year groups. Their conductor and founder is Simone Benn, the deputy head of the music department, at Whitmore High School. The students are in years 7 – 13 and all have an excellent working relationship with each other. There is a definite sense of camaraderie within the ensemble! They have been working on their own unique sound for the past two years and have now been invited to enter a variety of choral competitions about which they are very excited.
Elysian BrassWe are delighted once again to welcome Elysian Brass as our guests this evening. They are a quintet made up of recent graduates from music colleges across the UK, each of whom is forging a career in music, such as studying abroad, teaching and playing freelance. Last year they were so new that we didn’t have a photograph of them. This year they’ve got an even better excuse – they’re just too popular to find the time! Never mind, please pay careful attention once again so that you’ll remember what they look like! Elysian Brass comprises: Mathew Hampton - trumpet Ryan Linham - trumpet Emily Allen - French horn Jane Salmon - trombone Stephen Calo – tuba
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