Christmas music old and new from Vocalis

Vocalis will be in concert in Knaresborough later this month

Vocalis will be in concert in Knaresborough later this month

Harrogate’s chamber choir Vocalis and its musical director Alex Kyle will hold their annual Christmas concert at Holy Trinity Church, Gracious Street, Knaresborough, on Friday December 9 at 7.45pm.

They will be performing Britten’s Ceremony of Carols with harp accompaniment played by Lucinda Taylor. Britten scored this choral piece for three-part treble chorus, solo voices and harp.

Vocalis will be singing the arrangement for mixed voices by Julius Harrison.

As well as this much-loved work, Vocalis will sing a selection of Christmas music old and new, accompanied by Phil Wilby and the audience will be invited to join in some traditional favourites.

Do come along to this wonderful start to the Christmas season and enjoy some great music and seasonal refreshments to complete the festive feeling.

Proceeds from this concert will go to the local charity Carers’ Resource for Young Carers which offers support to young carers aged from eight to 18 living in the Harrogate and Knaresborough district.

These children’s lives are affected by having a parent or sibling with a physical or mental illness, a disability or an addiction to drugs or alcohol, often giving emotional support and holding the family together. This can affect their education and takes away their childhood.

Tickets £10 in advance or £12 at the door; under 16s and carers accompanying people requiring assistance free. Tickets are available online from www.harrogatevocalis.org.uk or email enquiries@harrogatevocalis.org.uk