Choirs present Christmas concerts

Two Dunedin choirs will present Christmas concerts with a difference in the city this week.


Cantores Choir (OUSA) will sing carols tonight in the foyer of Dunedin Railway Station, from 7pm for an hour.

Conducted by Greg Peyroux, the choir will perform carols from around the globe and across the ages.

There will be an opportunity for the audience to join in with the choir and organ in the traditional carols.

Patrons are recommended to consider bringing a seat and/or cushion tonight and if they are able, to consider bringing a can or toy for donating to a local food bank, to help celebrate the season of giving and goodwill to all.


City Choir Dunedin will present an hour-long programme of Christmas music at Otago Museum’s Level 1 atrium this Sunday, December 20, from 2pm.

The performance will feature old favourites such as Once in Royal David's City and The Twelve Days of Christmas, along with less well-known treasures such as The Shepherd's Farewell from L'enfante du Christ, an oratorio by Hector Berlioz.

The programme will also include a repeat performance of some of the 14th and 15th century carols from Benjamin Britten’s popular A Ceremony of Carols, which were presented by the choir at its recent Rejoice! concert at Dunedin Town Hall.

The concert will be conducted by City Choir Dunedin director David Burchell and assistant conductor Mark Anderson, with soloist Caroline Burchell (soprano) and accompaniment from Roland Storm and David Burchell.


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