Thursday, December 4, 2014

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories - December 3 - Christmas Music

Thomas MacEntee from Advent Calendar Geneabloggers says:

Christmas carols, church music and even more modern novelty songs are all a big part of our Christmas memories. What songs were your favorites as a child and are they still your favorites or do you have new ones? What about your parents or family members – were there certain songs or types of Christmas music played during the season? And how would you describe the type of Christmas music you like?
I do like a bit of refined music at Christmas, so I do.  After shopping in malls over the Christmas period, one rather tires of Bing Crosby et al. 

I still have my father's old records (as pictured above) which used to be brought out every Christmas. 

So for me, I do like a bit of Handel and a bit of organ music....sprinkled with a a few, nay a lot, of choristers, and I'm in heaven.

In fact I'm off to hear Handel's Messiah this weekend at QPAC.

You can enjoy King's College Cambridge doing their version below.  What's not to like?

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1 comment:

Jana Last said...

I love Handel's Messiah too! It's so inspiring and beautiful.