G&S society sings at Crooked Spire church

Chesterfiled G&S Society concert
Chesterfiled G&S Society concert

Singers and musicians are busy preparing for an annual Christmas concert which will take place in Chesterfield’s famous Crooked Spire church.

Singers and musicians are busy preparing for an annual Christmas concert which will take place in Chesterfield’s famous Crooked Spire church.

Chesterfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society will be welcoming ten members of Harlequin Brass as their special guests at the concert on Wednesday, December 19, at 7.30pm.

The musical ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from classical to “Brass Pop” and have broadcast on national radio stations and performed on Songs of Praise. They recently received the Record of the Year award from the Classic FM magazine for their CD, Music for a Millennium.

Andrew Marples, musical director of Chesterfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society, has written his own arrangement for Silent NIght, which the society will be performing. He said: “Both the society and Harlequin Brass are looking forward to performing for the first time in such a historic and iconic venue where the acoustics will show all the performers to their full advantage.

“We’ve chosen a programme to appeal to all musical tastes and it features a mix of traditional and modern styles.

“One of the highlights will be a new setting of Good King Wenceslas by Goff Richards when we will be accompanied by Chris Flint on piano and Harlequin Brass.”

Tickets cost £8, to include refreshments, available from ticket secretary Jula Tew on 01246 418887, society members or from Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre on 01246 34577.