Seaton Choral concert

PUBLISHED: 15:28 24 November 2009 | UPDATED: 00:35 16 June 2010

Seaton Choral Society s concert on Sunday, December 6, in St Andrew s Church, Colyton, is surrounded by musical mysteries.

Seaton Choral Society's concert on Sunday, December 6, in St Andrew's Church, Colyton, is surrounded by musical mysteries. It will begin with a performance of a very attractive but quite unfamiliar Christmas Mass by a shadowy figure called "Albert des Anges". Little is known about this French (or possibly Belgian) priest; we do not why his only other bequest to musical posterity was a book of 840 organ tunes, nor how he got his description "des Anges". Perhaps it was because the music of this little mass is so full of delights, with various Christmas carol tunes skilfully woven into its structure. The society is lucky to have the fine organist Nicholas Brown to accompany this piece.

The soloists for the Requiem will be Josie Walledge, soprano (better known to some as Josie Carpenter, and remembered for her fine performance in the Rutter Requiem in December 2007), Margaret Thomson, contralto, Leslie Baker tenor, and David Fouracre, bass. Frances Waters will take on the very challenging task of playing the orchestral part on the piano, and Leslie Baker will conduct when not moonlighting on the tenor part!

Please note that the performance will start at 4pm. Ticket/programmes (£9) will be available from "The End" Bookshop , 54 Queen Street Seaton, and from Brainwave in Colyton, or ring (01297) 553335 Students of 18 and under will be welcome free of charge.


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