The Ashburton Singers…

Advent Concerts 2017

The Ashburton Singers warmly invite you to raise your voices with choir and organ in several well-known Advent Carols during our concerts of varied and evocative music for Advent.

Composers and musicians have for centuries found inspiration in the seasonal texts of Prophecy and the Virgin birth and consequently there is a wealth of magnificent music in which to celebrate this time of year.

The Singers present a programme of European sacred music, both accompanied and unaccompanied, from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries accompanied on the organ by Stephen Tanner.

From the joyful “Angelus ad Virginem” in a lively setting by Andrew Carter to the contemplative “How beautiful upon the mountains” by John Stainer, the concert includes music by the German Renaissance composers Michael Praetorius and Johannes Eccard and hymns to the Virgin by Arvo Part and Sergei Rachmaninov.

There will also be the opportunity to join with choir and organ in well-loved Advent hymns such as “On Jordan’s Bank” and “Hills of the North, Rejoice!”


Saturday 25th November 

With Stephen Tanner Organ

St. Luke’s Church, Buckfastleigh

Interval refreshments include mince pies, mulled wine and mulled apple juice.

Entrance free – retiring collection


Saturday 16th December

Ipplepen Methodist Church

Interval refreshments

Entrance free – retiring collection

Proceeds to the building fund

All concerts start at 7.30 pm