Classic Notes, with Anna Brosnan

Anna Brosnan.
Anna Brosnan.
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A former Choirboy Of The Year is set to star in a concert on Saturday at St Matthew’s Church in Northampton.

It was 1986 when Daniel Ludford-Thomas won the title, which led to radio and television broadcasts as well as concerts at many of the major venues throughout the UK.

Daniel will be appearing as a tenor soloist in the concert, which is set to take place at 7.30pm. The concert, which will also feature Felicity Orme on harp, Stephen Meakins on piano and the Orchestra Da Camera, will focus on the Christmas music of Benjamin Britten, in the 100th year since the composer’s birth.

The programme will include Saint Nicholas, A Ceremony Of Carols and Young Apollo.

Tickets cost £16, £14 or £5. Visit St Giles Music in St Giles Terrace, Northampton or ring 01604 403360.

Also taking place on Saturday, at Christ Church in Northampton, the works of Joseph Haydn will be peformed by the Northampton Philharmonic Choir and the Queen’s Park Sinfonia. The concert, which is due to start at 7.30pm, will include the St Nicholas Mass, Miracle Symphone No. 102 and Te Deum. There will also be carols. Tickets cost £15 reserved, £10 unreserved or £5 for students. Ring 07958768661.

One last reminder that the annual concert of carols and seasonal music by Raunds Temperance Band will be held at St Mary’s Church in High Street, Little Addington on Saturday at 7.30pm, not on December 14 as previously planned.

Tickets cost £7.50 and £3 for children. Ring 01933 650245 or 653242. m