Preview: the gemini consort “A Celebration of Christmas”

A programme of exuberant, joyful music and gentle lullabies will be given by the Gemini Consort choir in St Peter’s Church in Petersfield Square in aid of The Rosemary Foundation.

Choir founder and director Ann Pinhey from Petersfield said: “The choir are delighted to be able to give their first concert since December 2019.

“The choral works will be interspersed with music for solo flute, recorder and flugelhorn. The concert includes music by Vivaldi, Handel and Benjamin Britten, as well as contemporary composers Bob Chilcott and John Rutter.

“It is a group of experienced musicians who all sing and some of whom play instruments.  The aim is to use all their talents. The music performed ranges from the Baroque to the present day and includes music by Handel, Mozart, Poulenc and Britten.”

So far, Gemini Consort has raised more than £20,000 for Petersfield’s Rosemary Foundation, “a most worthy cause,” says Ann. The Lavant Street charity provides end-of-life care for patients in and around the town, and support for patients’ families.

Admission to the concert in the church on Saturday, December 11, starting at 7.30 pm, is free and the retiring collection will be given to The Rosemary Foundation.

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