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Carols and Lights

19 Dec

One of our local choirs, The Red River Singers, sang carols in Victoria Park this evening and what a delight it was. Here is some of ‘While Shepherds Watched’ for you.
The carols they sang this evening were mostly from the C19 when Redruth was described in 1887 as the “musical metropolis” of Cornwall. Many of the composers of our favourite Cornish carols came from this area, People sang these carols, “not merely in the churches but in the highways and hedges” “They could be heard sung by hundreds of miners gathered in the Fore Street near the clock at Christmas time.” (Words from Hilary Coleman and Sally Burley)

My walk home in a bitter wind was brightened by all the Christmas lights especially in Albany Road.

 

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

11 responses to “Carols and Lights

  1. commonprose

    December 26, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Especially like the first photo of lights–the trees framing the windows. Very cozy looking!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      December 26, 2020 at 6:53 pm

      It is cosy, especially with the wood burner lit as well. Very cheering. šŸ™‚

       
  2. nrhatch

    December 20, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks for the cheery carols!

    Like you, we wandered around an outdoor light display last night ~ but the weather was as warm as we could want.

     
    • ladysighs

      December 20, 2020 at 2:18 pm

      The carols were indeed lovely. I hadn’t heard these. It is nice to go to a professional concert, but so much nicer to hear neighborhood groups singing together. Maybe hot chocolate later???

       
      • mybeautfulthings

        December 20, 2020 at 5:02 pm

        I’m sure they had hot chocolate and with something added I’m certain! I left before it was finished as I got so cold! šŸ™‚

         
        • ladysighs

          December 20, 2020 at 5:14 pm

          I must stop the next caroling video and try to pick you out. You might give a hint. šŸ˜‰

           
    • mybeautfulthings

      December 20, 2020 at 5:01 pm

      More carols to come. Outdoor lights are looking especially lovely this year, so many making the extra effort. šŸ™‚

       
  3. utesmile

    December 20, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Beautiful!

     
  4. nessvalley

    December 20, 2020 at 3:34 am

    Beautiful harmonies – we In NZ are feeling for you all.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      December 20, 2020 at 4:58 pm

      Thank you. We just wish we had a Prime Minister like yours. We so admire Jacinda Ardern, her management skills and her humanity. šŸ™‚

       

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