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Preview: “Wassail!” with the Portsmouth Choral Union

14/11/2018

Lois Johnson writes:

Portsmouth Choral Union’s Christmas Concert on December 15th, at Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral, will give audiences the opportunity to hear ‘Wassail’ by Alexander L”Estrange – one of this country’s foremost and most popular modern choral composers. Scored for recorder, piano/guitar, accordion, double-bass and percussion, Wassail is full of catchy, exciting and rhythmic arrangements of carols old and new. The Choral Union will be joined in this performance by the pupils from Castle Primary School, Portchester – one of the finest school choirs in the area. The composer himself will lead the instrumental ensemble – all under the direction of conductor David Gostick.

This concert, which promises to be an excellent start to the Festive season, will also include audience participation carols and individual items from both PCU and Castle Primary School.

The photo shows the composer leading a recent ‘Wassail!’ singing workshop day.

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