Advent concert by Wyns Tor Singers

Wyn Tor Singers
Wyn Tor Singers

Wyns Tor Singers will be presenting a concert called O Magnum Mysterium, on Saturday, November 29, at 7.30pm.

This is a concert of words and music for advent, taking place in All Saints Church,Youlgreave.

Admission is free, although there is to be a retiring collection in aid of Youlgreave Church and choir funds.

The concert will cover a wide range of short pieces spanning the centuries, from old favourites such as Bruckner, to more modern compositions by Jeffers, Warlock and Lauridsen.

The choir will explore the advent theme in sacred music, and carols across the ages.

Wyns Tor Singers will also consider the effect of war on those left behind, and the longing for peace.

The music will be interspersed with short readings – with contributions by David Frederickson of Cotton Grass Theatre.

Many of the choir have sung with Richard Barnes, who made a tremendous impact on music in the area.

Wyns Tor Singers will sing several of Richard’s beautiful carol arrangements in his memory.

Wyns Tor Singers is a small chamber choir of a dozen voices, directed by Carol Taylor, based in Winster, and performing three or four times a year in Winster and nearby villages.

n The acclaimed Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir will be in concert on Friday, December 5, at St Margaret’s Church, Carsington. The concert gets under way at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and are available from Karen Thompson on 07786 260 585. or via email at Karen@thompsonsonline.net