A Christmas Garland

Saturday 16 December 2023 at St Ambrose Church, Westbourne, Bournemouth

7.30 PM

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La Nova Singers return to the beautiful acoustic of St Ambrose with a concert to celebrate Christmas.

The centrepiece of this event is ‘A Christmas Garland’, by composer George Dyson: a little-known gem of 20th-century composition, for upper voice choir and string quartet.
La Nova Singers will be conducted by their musical director, Michelle Nova, and accompanied by Simon Gilliver. We will also be joined by talented guest instrumentalists from Poole Society for Young Musicians.

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La Nova Singers present A Christmas Garland

Saturday 16 December 2023

Programme and Composers:

These are some of the festive pieces we hope to perform for you – although, as always with a La Nova Singers concert, there will be a few extra surprises thrown in!

  • A Christmas Garland – George Dyson
  • The First Mercy – Peter Warlock
  • Hodie – Sweelinck, arr. Hilda Morgan
  • The Shepherd’s Farewell (‘Thou must leave thy lowly dwelling’) – Berlioz
  • Tundra – Ola Gjeilo
  • Glow – Eric Whitacre

And popular Christmas carols, including…

  • Silent Night – arr. Henry Geehl
  • Deck the Halls – arr. Frederick Naftel
  • The Holly and the Ivy – trad.
  • What Child is This – trad.
  • Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day – John Rutter
  • Christmas Lullaby – John Rutter

St Ambrose Church

72 West Cliff Road


St Ambrose Church has a ramped entrance for wheelchair access. There is car parking on site and in the surrounding roads.

If you’d like to discuss your access needs further, please contact St Ambrose Parish Office:

01202 766772

What a glorious sound they make!

Sara Mohr-PietschBBC Radio 3 'The Choir'

The harmonies were absolutely divine... the esteem in which they are held is totally justified

Linda KirkmanScene One Magazine

A welcome addition to the festive season... the choice of songs and carols showed off the richness of voices

Blackmore Value Magazine

The atmosphere sparkled... they filled the Church with clear, glorious sound.

Music at Beaulieu

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