Harrogate choir to join Royal Wedding harpist for Christmas concert

11 November 2018

A harpist who played at the wedding of William and Kate is to perform in Harrogate, accompanied by a local community choir.

Rock Up and Sing! are delighted to be hosting a magical Christmas concert at the Royal Hall in collaboration with the renowned harpist Claire Jones and composer Chris Marshall.

One hundred members of the Harrogate and Skipton choirs of Rock Up and Sing! will be on stage to accompany Claire, Chris and their orchestra at the one-off event on December 23rd.

Claire is a former Royal Harpist to the Prince of Wales and is one of today’s best-known classical musicians, giving concerts with leading orchestras around the world. In 2012, she topped the Classical Charts with ‘Girl with the Golden Harp’.


renowned harpist Claire Jones
Renowned harpist Claire Jones


Chris is an accomplished percussionist as well as a composer and arranger whose work is heard on radio and television. The Harrogate concert will feature the premier of his new festive arrangement, Nativity.

Rock Up and Sing! director Rhiannon Gayle said:

We are over the moon to be hosting this very special festive concert in collaboration with Claire and Chris. It promises to be a magical evening of modern and traditional tunes, including Ladies in Lavender, Toss the Feathers, Scarborough Fair and the themes from Love Actually and Romeo and Juliet.

We’ll also be singing some Christmas carols which the audience will be more than welcome to join in with and, of course, Chris’s new piece, Nativity. It will be the perfect way to start the festive celebrations!

To find out more about the concert or to book tickets, go to the Harrogate Theatre box office or visit www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk



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