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The history of Christmas Carols
The history of Christmas Carols

Wed, 16 Nov


East Horsley Village Hall

The history of Christmas Carols

A musical journey showing the surprising history of the carols you thought you knew so well. With Peter Medhurst.

Time & location

16 Nov 2022, 10:30

East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Ave, East Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6QT

About the event

Peter Medhurst traces the progress of the English Christmas carol through seven centuries of continuous development and explores the many fascinating stories that lie behind our popular seasonal songs. Carols discussed include: Angelus ad virginem, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, The First Nowell, I Saw Three Ships, While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night, Christians Awake, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Adeste fideles, In the Bleak Midwinter.

About the speaker

Peter appears in the UK and abroad as a musician and scholar, giving recitals and delivering illustrated lectures on music and the arts. He studied singing and early keyboard instruments at the Royal College of Music and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Please stay after the lecture and join us for a mince pie and a glass of festive cheer.

This event is free to members.

Visitors are welcome to join us - £5 on the door.

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