A Victorian Christmas Concert

A Victorian Christmas Concert with the Wellingborough Orpheus Choir Saturday 14th December at 3.00pm United Reformed Church, High Street, Wellingborough

The Orpheus Choir’s Christmas concert this year celebrates two hundred years since the birth of Queen Victoria in 1819. She reigned for 63 years from 1837 until 1901 and it was during those years that so many of our familiar Christmas traditions were established. The royal family enjoyed the Christmas season and families throughout the kingdom were eager to join the festivities.

During the afternoon concert the Orpheus Choir, together with the children’s choir of Park Junior School, will sing carols which were composed in the Victorian times. There will be drama and readings based on Victorian publications found at the Wellingborough Museum. It is amazing how many of the themes are the same; there are adverts for Christmas cake and Cadbury’s chocolate and reports of late-night revelry on Christmas Eve.

The audience will be encouraged to sing along with many favourite carols, and soft drinks and mince pies are included in the ticket price. So, take a break from your Christmas shopping (and Slade’s ‘Merry Christmas’!) and enjoy a hearty sing and a happy hour with the choir at the start of the final run-up to Christmas.

Tickets £5 (students and children free) available from:

Irvin’s House of Flavour, High Street, Wellingborough, by calling 01604 870318, or at the door