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The Lea Singers’ annual Christmas Concert, FestiveLea, is an evening of uplifting singing and popular carols in Harpenden’s Eric Morecambe Centre.

With a selection of well-known carols for audience and choir interspersed with some beautiful (and occasionally silly) numbers for choir, this is the perfect start to your Christmas break.

This year we also welcome Upbeat, a local choir conducted by a close friend of the Leas, Tim Sutton.

We are delighted to be supporting The Harpenden Trust with the proceeds from the raffle.


Tickets are available from the Eric Morecambe Centre box office for £15 (£8 under-18s and students) including a mince pie in the interval. Booking fee applies.

To book, use the button above or telephone 01582 767525


Eric Morecambe Centre, Rothamsted Park, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2FR  map


Gloria Sei Dir Gesungen JS Bach
Steal Away Michael Tippett
I Wonder as I Wander arr. John Rutter
Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child Kenneth Leighton
O Little Town of Bethlehem arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams and Thomas Armstrong
Ave Maria Igor Stravinsky
Ave Maria Franz Biebl
The Oxen Jonathan Rathbone
Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen Michael Praetorius
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear arr. Arthur Sullivan and David Willcocks
In the Bleak Midwinter Gustav Holst arr. Ola Gjeilo


Ring the Bells Paul Fincham
The Holly and the Ivy John Gardner
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson arr. Mark Brymer
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing Felix Mendelssohn
Let it Snow Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn arr. Tim Sutton
The Holly and the Ivy Tim Sutton
White Christmas Irving Berlin arr. Tim Sutton
The 12 Days of Christmas arr. John Rutter
The Twelve Days After Christmas Frederick Silver
The Christmas Song Robert Wells and Mel Tormé arr. Tim Sutton

Lea Singers
Benjamin Kirk Conductor

Tim Sutton Conductor and Keyboards