Ben Horden organ
Stephen Varcoe narrator
Peter Seymour, Richard Wilton conductors
The University Choir is delighted to join forces for a programme of seasonal music with the Shepherd Group Brass Band, one of the North East’s top championship bands. Festive music for choir and band includes works by Philip Wilby (Merry Chris Mouse – with lyrics by Ian MacMillan), Richard Shephard (Ye Nations All), Verdi (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco), Wagner (Pilgrims’ Chorus from Tannhauser), Handel (extracts from Messiah), Adam (O Holy Night); items for choir by Andrew Carter, Morten Lauridsen; and Advent carols for choir, band and audience.