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The Spirit of Christmas with Tonalis

21/12/2019 @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

£45 – £75

Over the years Tonalis has led workshops on Folk Carols, World Carols, Early Carols, Dancing Carols (with dances led by Lorin), Carols through the Ages and Celtic Carols.

This year, for a really good sing we are taking one or two carols connected to each of the above themes.

So, imagine a day of singing some of the following beguiling carols:

  • Pagan Carols such as the Cutty Wren and the Boar’s Head
  • Early Music Carols such as ‘There is No Rose’
  • Dancing Carols such as Remember Oh Thou Man (from Henry VIII time)
  • World Carols such as the rhythmically joyful Riu Riu Chiu from the Basque region, or the Indian devotional carol Give Us Light. (I am even arranging a beautiful Scandinavian carol at present.)
  • West Gallery Carols such as Hark, Hark, What News? from the Sheffield Village pub tradition and The Devonshire Carol famously sung in Morpurgo’s War Horse film
  • Celtic Carols such as the Hebridean Christ Child’s carol
  • Contemporary Carols such as John Tavener’s Today the Virgin, and my composition Mistletoe


Cost: £45, for couples / partners £75 (for both).

The day is sure to offer you a good way to stomp the snow off your boots, take the plaster off the ceiling and get into some deep listening and contemplation.  We’ll even make a mulled Christmas drink to share in our celebration.

 To book email info@tonalismusic.co.uk or telephone 01666-890460


11:00 am - 6:30 pm
£45 – £75
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Simon Reakes


The Field Centre
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