Covid Carols

From our current position of total lockdown as far as singing together is concerned, we are anticipating some easing and hoping to organize some carol singing in December. The plan is to enjoy traditional outdoor singing on the evenings of 10th and 17th December. If permitted (and subject to all relevant rules and guidelines at the time) the choir will sing carols at various locations around Nayland ending at the village Christmas tree.

Details will be posted as things develop – and of course – all will be welcome if rules allow.

A Red, Red Rose

UPDATE: We’re sorry to announce that due to the coronavirus this concert is delayed till further notice.

We have started rehearsals for our spring concert A Red, Red Rose which will be in Nayland village hall on 25th April. This will be a concert of traditional songs from around the British Isles and will be accompanied by piano, harp and flute. In addition to the concert there will be a music workshop in the afternoon where absolutely anybody can come and work up some songs to perform at the early evening concert. Booking details for the workshop will be on this site very soon. The songs are lovely and early rehearsals have been very enjoyable.

Winter term

The 2019 winter and Christmas season was very successful and very enjoyable for the choir.  The centrepiece of our autumn / winter concert was “Gloria” by John Rutter which provided a stirring finale to a very fine programme of music and songs.  We had the fantastic support of  a brilliant brass section, excellent percussionists and a superb organist.  A large audience enjoyed a fine performance in the lovely St James church.

Many village residents joined in singing carols and Christmas songs in what is always a fun evening in the local pub.  Then Christmas proper began with the choir supporting the service of carols and readings in the church.  This is a very important and very fulfilling part of our calendar and the church was full as usual.