Christmas Concert at St Canice

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Christmas Concert at St Canice
Singing at St Canice

The joyous sound of Christmas carollers singing in Latin, French, Russian, Polish, German and English filled St Canice Church, Sandy Bay, on Sunday, December 9, 2012.

The occasion was the annual free Christmas Concert held by Hobart’s multi-lingual choir, the Meli-Melo Choir, with special guest artists The Silvertones and players from the Hobart Society of Recorder Players.

The elegant and intimate church provided a perfect visual and acoustic setting for the traditional repertoire - which included Harpsichord, Alpen Horn and French Horn - recalling images of a wintry wonderland faraway.  Musical Director, Rene Rime, is originally from the Gruyere region of Switzerland, and so shares much of his own musical heritage with the choir.

A highlight was the hauntingly beautiful Russian Blagoslovi Dusha Moya Gospoda (Bless the Lord, O my soul), with soloist Irene Slade.

Although the concert was free, generous donations were received in aid of the Sunshine Association of Tasmania which helps children in need.