Two new carols will be premiered at St Albans Choral Society’s 75th anniversary Christmas concert on Saturday, December 14, at 7.30pm in Marlborough Road Methodist Church, St Albans.

The society is excited to be giving the first performance of the beautiful Lo! He Slumbers In His Manger by Cecilia McDowall, the choir’s composer-in-association, and a gorgeous setting of There Is No Rose, also specially written for the choir by James Francis Brown, co-director of Hertfordshire Festival of Music.

Along with favourites such as O Come, All Ye Faithful and Jingle Bells, the choir will also perform Come, Let Us Gather by Christopher Gunning, composer of the Poirot TV series theme tune, and O Radiant Dawn by Scottish composer James MacMillan.

The organist is Richard James Harvey and George Vass conducts the concert, which also features readings by members of the choir.

There will be festive refreshments and a collection in aid of Centre 33, the St Albans charity for people who are homeless and disadvantaged.

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