YOU won’t get your standard Jingle Bells at the upcoming Voyces Christmas concert.
Audiences will be treated to the fine English carol music of recitals held at venues like London’s Westminster Cathedral, says Voyces music director Robert Braham.
“People come to our annual Christmas concert because of the quality of carols we do; they’re really well composed arrangements of your traditional carols but also some that people might not hear regularly,” the maestro said.
“They come for our well-polished singers singing good music too, it’s not like your standard commercial carols type of thing.”
This is the group’s seventh annual concert, held every year at St Joseph’s in Subiaco because of its celebrated acoustics and Christmas decorations.
“We normally have a visiting soloist sing with us, like Sara Macliver , but this year we’re having a brass quintet; trumpets, french horn, trombone and tuba to accompany some of the carols and we also have some boy trebles from Trinity College joining the choir,” Braham said.
“It’s a nice little touch to have the primary school boys, who are all good singers, joining us for three of the carols.
“They will add a different sound to the choir and hopefully bring in a bit of a different audience as well.”
Braham, also director of music at Trinity College, is looking forward to Christmas at home with the family, including his three children.
What: Voyces Christmas Concert
Where: St Joseph’s Subiaco
When: December 22