Despite the snow, sleet and high winds, the Glasgow Branch did manage to perform a Christmas concert at the Burrell Museum under our conductor Pamela Flanagan. This year we were joined by the Bishopton Parish Church Junior Choir, conducted by Elizabeth Jackson.
The children’s voices merged well with recorders in some of the pieces that they sang that included, Away in a Manger, God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, Hark The Herald, O Little One Sweet, and Once In Royal David’s City, some of these to more unusual melodies. The passers by seemed to be intrigued and the seated audience of mums, dads and grandparents were of course very appreciative. It was quite a new experience for all of us, and one small child was so fascinated at the start by the larger instruments that they forgot to sing!
The recorder group performed, Holborne’s Pavan and Galliard, two Gavottes and Minuets by Bach arranged by Eileen Silcocks, and to round off the programme, The 12 days of Christmas arranged by Paul Clark.