Hook Choral Society’s Autumn Concert on Saturday 23rd November 2019 was a special event to celebrate their 30th Anniversary. They had the honour of being the first amateur choir to perform “Christmas Oratorio”, a new work by Bob Chilcott. Even more exciting is that they were conducted by the composer himself. The work was premiered at the Three Choirs festival at Gloucester Cathedral under the baton of Adrian Partington, but this was the first time that Bob has conducted this work.
The audience were also in full voice as they had the opportunity to join in with choir and sing five well known hymn texts, which were set new melodies by Bob.
Hook Choral Society kindly supported Living Water Africa with proceeds from the retiring collection at the concert being donated to the charity. The total amount raised was £308.