Love singing hymns? This year is the third and final Big Hymn Sing (for the time being). Those who have previously attended will know the format – a great opportunity to sing favourite hymns with a large body of singers, big accompaniments, and all directed by eminent choral conductor Ian McCrorie MBE. All who have previously sung under Ian’s direction will have experienced the enthusiasm and energy which he imparts. It is suitable for both experienced choral singers and general congregational singers alike.
The Big Hymn Sing 2016 will be one of Wellington’s West End Festival events.
Alan Kitchen will accompany on the organ, along with a professional brass and percussion ensemble. Short pieces from the wonderful Festival Brass Quintet, directed by Andy Connell Smith, and also lively music from the Voice of Hope Choir, a small African choir based in Glasgow, will intersperse the hymns. Your voices can rest while you enjoy these performances.
The choice of hymns will include well known favourites, and also some of more recent composition. Included this year will be Behold the mountain of the Lord, Ye servants of God, Lord for the years, and many others. Several of the accompaniments are being arranged for organ, brass, percussion, (and singers, of course!) especially for this event. Music will be provided.
For those sopranos wishing to sing descants, there will be a rehearsal in the church at 6.30pm. Please note that this is for descant sopranos only.
Entry is free, with donations going to Waverley Care.