Wolcum be thou hevenè king,
Wolcum, born in one morning,
Wolcum for who we sall sing!
Join us for an evening of beautiful Christmas music featuring Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, as well as a festive selection of traditional and contemporary favourites. We are delighted to announce that we will be joined by talented special guests:
Morwen began studying the harp aged 9 and following success at the Gwyl Gerdd Dant and the National Eisteddfod continued her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has performed for members of the Royal family, dignitaries and politicians as well as in the West End with a number of musicals, with various orchestra, opera companies and ballet companies.
She returned to study at the University of Wales, Cardiff graduating with a First and then began her teaching career, firstly in Wrexham and then at Howell’s School where she held the post of Head of Music and Senior Mistress until the schools closure in August 2013.
More recently, Morwen appeared at the Festival Interceltique 2014 in Lorient Brittany, accompanying and conducting Flint Male Voice Choir. As well as her harp and piano commitments for the coming year, Morwen has a growing number of private harp and piano pupils; teaches harp & piano for Denbighshire Music Co-Operative and is accompanist for Cor Cytgan Clwyd.
Introducing Young Artists
Juliet Montgomery, soprano
Juliet Montgomery, 24, has recently graduated with a First Class Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree and a Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music.
Since studying at the RNCM, Juliet has performed the roles of the Governess from Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Dorabella from Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and Zulma from Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri in the RNCM Opera Scenes. She also played Susan in the RNCM’s recent production of Company by Stephen Sondheim to critical acclaim. As part of the RNCM Chamber Choir, Juliet has had the privilege of performing at the Bridgewater Hall in the Hallé’s performance of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger (Act III) conducted by Sir Mark Elder.
Margarita Wood, soprano
Soprano Margarita Wood began her music studies in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she grew up. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dalhousie University in Music Performance and a Masters of Music in Performance and Literature from the University of Western Ontario. She is a postgraduate student at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Most recently, Margarita has performed the roles of Valencienne in The Merry Widow and Mavis in a modern Canadian opera City Workers in Love, at the University of Western Ontario. Other roles include Cupid in Orpheus in the Underworld, Nella in Gianni Schicchi and Josephine (Popelka) in Martinu's Comedy on the Bridge and Mrs. Segstrom in A Little Night Music. She participated in the chorus of Don Giovanni and L'elisir d'amore with the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy in Sulmona, Italy, and in Suor Angelica with Opera on the Avalon. In concert, she performed with the Nova Scotia Symphony, the Dalhousie Orchestra and the Dalhousie Coro Collegium.
Appearing with Kind Permission of the Royal Northern College of Music
There will be plenty of opportunity for audience participation as well, and time for a seasonal glass after the concert too!
Proceeds from the evening will be donated to Save the Children refugee crisis appeal.
Tickets available from Swaffields in Tarporley, Tilly's in Bunbury, from a choir member and via our online box office.