Harlow Singers

Christmas 2023

The concert is on Sunday 3rd of December 2023 at St. Mary's Church, Churchgate Street, Harlow, CM17 0JT. Pre-concert rehearsal begins at ???. The concert begins at ??? and will last about an hour. Afterwards drinks, biscuits and mince pies will be served.

Parking at the church can be difficult, so if you can walk I would recommend it. Otherwise, in previous years we have had luck parking on Sheering Road and walking to the church. If you have access to Google Maps, you will see "Pages Hotel and Guest House" on Sheering Road, if you park near to that, there is a footpath which takes you to the church.

Dress code is black below the waist (trousers or skirts) and white above the waist (shirts or blouses). Red scarfs for the women and red bow ties for the men will be provided. As will black folders to hold our music, if you don't already have one.


I've included details on the arrangements but these may change. Apologise if I have spelt anyones name wrong, or inadvertently volunteered them for a solo. If this has happened please let me know and I'll change it.

Rehearsal tracks are mp3's for individual parts. Simplified sheet music are pdf's of individual parts written out in full to avoid the words and music being in totally different places. If you are happy and confident with your part, I would encourage you to ignore the simplified sheet music, but it exists if you want it.



Sung with the Audience:

  • Once In Royal David's City - N.30, pg.100
    • Verses 1, 2, & 3.
    • Verse 1 solo (Hazel?)
  • It Came Upon The Midnight Clear - N.18, pg.59
    • Verses 1, 2, & 4.

Sung on our own:

  • Angels, From The Realms Of Glory - N.7, pg.16
  • In The Town - Loose Sheet, 1 page
    • V.1 Everyone (modified lyrics), V.2 Gentlemen/Ladies, V.3 Gentlemen/Ladies
    • V.4 Gentlemen/Hostess, V.5 Gentlemen/Solo, V.6 Gentlemen/Hostess
    • V.7 Gentlemen/Hostess/Soli, V.8 Gentlemen/Hostess/Ladies, V.9 Everyone (modified Lyrics)
  • Jacob's Ladder - Loose Sheet, 1 page

Reading 1 - Wendy

Sung with the Audience:

  • Ding Dong! Merrily On High - N.10, pg.28
    • All verses
  • Unto Us Is Born A Son - N.43, pg.154
    • All verses

Sung on our own:

  • King Jesus Hath A Garden - N.20, pg.68
    • Chorus sung by everyone ("There nought is heard but Paradise bird ...")
    • V.1 Everyone, V.2 Alto, V.3 Soprano, V.4 Gentlemen, V.5 Ladies, V.6 Everyone
    • Rehearsal Tracks
  • I Saw Three Ships (First tune) - N.17, pg.54
    • Chorus sung by everyone ("On Christmas Day ...")
    • V.1 Clare, V.2 Hazel, V.3 Sally & Jean, V.4 Marion, V.5 Vicky,
    • V.6 Juliana & Wendy, V.7 Elaine & Karen, V.8 Gentlemen, V.9 Everyone
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem - N.27, pg.92

Reading 2 & 3 - Kim & Muriel

Sung on our own:

Sung with the Audience:

  • Away In A Manger - N.2, pg.2
  • O Come All Ye Faithful - N.26, pg.88
    • Verses 1, 2, & 6

Sung on our own:

  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas - N.19 pg.60


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