Arrangements for the Arundel concert

Arrangements for Arundel Concert, 20th May

We shall have lunch at the Riverside Tea Rooms at Houghton Bridge, Amberley, Arundel BN18 9LP. The cafe is near Amberley station (one stop from Arundel), which has good parking and can accommodate up to 50 people. It is about 8 minutes driving from St Nicholas Church in Arundel where we will be singing in the afternoon. The concert will start at 4 pm.

You may also want to visit Arundel Park, which boasts 1,200 acres of open downland adjacent to Arundel Castle. The park offers views over a boating lake and the Hiorne tower, and is great for bird watching. Alternatively you may want to experience one thousand years of history in Arundel with its many independent shops, art galleries, a castle and cathedral.

Christmas Cracker 2016 Programme order

Christmas Cracker: Saturday 17 December 2016
Lewes Town Hall

Rehearsal for Choir: 2.30pm to 4.30pm (arrive by 2.15).
Concert: Please be in the Corn Exchange for a choir warm-up at 7.15 and the concert should be finished by 9.30pm.
There will be a bar for drinks (run by Commercial Square Bonfire Society), which opens before the concert (for drinks and to pre-order interval drinks) and in the interval.

Concert dress code. Ladies: black tops on black skirts or trousers; silver/sparkle. Gentlemen: black suits / dinner jackets, white shirts with black bow ties.


Note: ALL carols are from Carols for Choir book 1 (green)

  1. Puccini: Gloria (Kyrie and Gloria only)
  2. Audience carol: God rest you merry, gentlemen p.29.
    All 5 verses, Verse 4 by Choir alone, Last verse as on p.30-31 with Ladies singing ‘3-part descant’, Men and Audience singing the melody.
  3. Holst: Christmas Day
  4. Audience carol: Hark! The herald angels sing p.39.
    Three verses, as in Carols for Choirs. Soprano descant in verse 3.


  1. Choir: Angels from the realms of Glory (as Choir item) p.16. All 5 verses.
  2. Choir: Pearsall: In dulci jubilo p.42
  3. Paul Austin Kelly: Schubert Ave Maria & Paul Austin Kelly ‘I heard the bells on Christmas Day’
  4. Choir: The Gloucestershire Wassail p.160. OMIT verses 4 & 6. Last verses is ‘soft’.
  5. Audience carol: O little town of Bethlehem p.92. ALL 4 verses. Soprano descant in last verse.
  6. Choir: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly p.52
  7. Choir: Cornelius: The Three Kings (with Paul AK) p.136
  8. Paul Austin Kelly: Adolph Adam: O Holy night
  9. Organ solo: Anderson: Sleigh Ride
  10. Choir: Past 3 o’clock p.101. OMIT verses 4, 5 and 7
  11. Choir: Lute-book lullaby p.108
  12. Audience carol: O come all ye faithful p.88 OMIT verses 3, 4 & 5
  13. Choir: Ding dong! merrily on high p.28