Festival of Village Carols 2018

The Festival of Village Carols

Saturday 28 November 2020

Grenoside Community Centre, Sheffield S35 8PR

9.30am – 11.00pm (Grand Sing, 7.30pm)

**Bookings open on 1st October**

Guest Groups

Parti Bronheulog was never formed, like Topsy it just grew. In the 1930s at Bronheulog, a farm near Oswestry, six children sang together. Their father, who had died in 1926, had been a singer, and the children (fathers, uncles and aunts of the present party members) inherited his musical talent. The parti now consists of a quartet, who sing traditional Welsh plygain carols in three-part harmony, Gareth and Peter and their sisters, Lynda and Rhian.

The Festival of Village Carols is a celebration of the remarkable carol singing traditions that flourish in the villages around Sheffield and beyond. We aim to help participants learn the vocal and instrumental parts of some of the local carols at workshops during the day. These are performed by everyone at the Grand Sing when there is also the opportunity to hear each of the guest groups perform carols from their own traditions.

The list of carols for all to sing will include a special focus on the Netherton tradition from near Huddersfield: Hear Ye Now the Gladsome Tidings, Orlington and Wooldale. There will be three Derbyshire carols: from Castleton, Peace o’er the World and All in the Morning (soloist Sebastian Stone), and Joy to the World from Foolow. Plus, the well-known favourites: Awake Arise Good Christians, New Christians, Jacob’s Well, Come Welcome the New Year, Mount Olive, Mount Zion, How Beautiful upon the Mountain, Old Foster, and Merry Christmas.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.