One of our popular Christmas pieces is The Oxen, a poem by Thomas Hardy and set to music by Paul Guppy, our Musical Director. The poem recounts the Christmas legend that descendants of the beasts who knelt in reverence at the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, continue to do so on Christmas Eve to this day. Hardy… Continue reading Some music for Christmas… The Oxen
We are performing at Hawkshead Parish Church of St.Michael & All Angels, Main Street, Hawkshead LA22 0NS on Saturday 6th July as part of their 2013 'Music for a Summer evening' series of concerts. The concert starts at 8pm. There is no charge although there will be a retiring collection for Christian Aid and other… Continue reading Concert at Hawkshead Parish Church, Saturday 6th July 2013
We will be performing at St Martin's Church (Martindale old church), Martindale, near Ullswater in the English Lake District on Sunday 16th June 2013. The concert starts at 1.30pm and we will be performing alongside the Penrith Community Choir.
We will be performing in St John's Church, North Road, Lancaster, LA1 1PA on 25th May 2013 as part of the Lancaster Unlocked festival. It's an informal concert, starting at 1pm; feel free to drop in and hear us!
In December 2012 The Gladly Solemn Sound was invited to share a Christmas concert with Morecambe Brass Band, a First Section outfit currently doing well in regional contests. The idea was that they should do their thing and we ours: but the bandmaster suggested that we might join forces at some point; the choir could… Continue reading Banding and Choiring: Old Foster at Garstang