Despite having it’s live rehearsals curtailed once again by the current “second lockdown”, Northampton Male Voice Choir (NMVC) is nevertheless forging ahead with its 2020 Christmas project to produce a video recording of the 60+ men of the choir singing two popular carols, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and “O Come All Ye Faithful”. NMVC is extremely grateful to the amazing soloists Emily Haig (soprano) and Joshua Daniel (tenor) who have kindly agreed to take part in this production.

NMVC Chairman, John Waller says “Lockdown has not diminished the enthusiasm of the wonderful members of the choir who are delighted to be able to contribute to Cynthia Spencer Hospice’s

important annual Tree of Light service.”

The recording of NMVC’s Christmas video will require each chorister to submit a sound and video recording of themselves singing these carols at home. The final video compilation of the whole choir singing “together” will be featured in the Cynthia Spencer Hospice virtual Tree of Love celebrations on 10 and 15 December. The celebrations will be broadcast live on the Hospice’s Facebook and YouTube pages at 7:30pm, giving people the chance to come together, safely, to remember those they will be missing this Christmas.

Musical Director, Stephen Bell, says “in recent years, in the lead up to Christmas, NMVC has been pleased and honoured to be invited to take part in Cynthia Spencer Hospice’s annual Tree of Light Service. Taking part in this year’s virtual service presents an exciting opportunity and challenge for the choristers. We are also hoping to broadcast the video on our own YouTube Channel on Christmas Day for anyone missing the opportunity to attend a live carol service on that day.”

Hark the Herald Angels Sing:

O Come All Ye Faithful:

NMVC YouTube Channel: