The Garleton Singers would like to thank everybody who came to support our Christmas concert on 9th December. What a wonderful audience! We would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. We hope to see you again in 2013!
- Favourite carols such as ‘Hark! The herald angels sing’ and ‘Once in royal David’s city’, many with a brass as well as organ accompaniment.
- Missa Carolae – an amazing arrangement of Christmas carols sung in Latin for choir, soloists, brass, organ and piccolo. You’ll recognise and have a chance to join in tunes such as ‘God Rest Ye Gentlemen’, ‘In dulci jubilo’, ‘Infant Holy’.
- A cheerful medley of Christmas songs ‘meddled’ by our multi-talented director, Stephen Doughty.
- The Polwarth Brass ringing out ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’ and ‘Auld Lang Syne’.
- And much more!
Christmas is getting ever nearer and the choir is already well into rehearsals for the christmas concert. It is promising to be an unmissable show! We have Polwarth Brass joining us to raise the roof of St Mary’s in Haddington. Come along on 9th December at 6.30pm and join in the music making! Tickets available here.
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The Garleton Singers are an East Lothian based choir and we perform the majority of our concerts in the fantastic venue of St. Mary’s Parish Church in Haddington. We celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2010-2011. We are a Registered Charity (SC002500) regulated by the Scottish Charities Regulator www.oscr.org.uk
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Music for Bonnie Prince Charlie and other popular songs is the title of the Garleton Singers summer concert.
This year our Haddington Festival performance is also the finale of the choir’s 2011-2012 season. With the summer holidays upon us we take you on a musical geography and history tour of Britain. ‘I Landed with Seven Men’ is local composer Ken Johnston’s new arrangement of songs about the Jacobite Rising of 1745. It follows the rise and fall of the Jacobites: the initial landing in the West Highlands; the high point of the battle won just a few miles from Haddington, near Prestonpans; the optimism of the march into England; the eventual escape of the Young Pretender over the sea to Skye; and the final romantic longing for the return of the Prince. Prepare for marching, bagpipes and drums and have your handkerchiefs ready for the sad ending!
The other main work is John Rutter’s lovely choral arrangement of folk songs of the British Isles. These transport us to the four quarters of Britain. We’ll meet soldiers, millers and longing lovers on the way.
The choir will be under the baton of Stephen Doughty, accompaniment by George Wilson.
This will be a shortish performance (1.30 hrs).There will be no interval but we hope you will join us for a drink afterwards.
Where? St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington
When? May 28th at 7.30
Tickets? £12 adults; £8 students; £3 children. From choir members, Haddington Festival Office (Corn Exchange) or on the door.