Aureole Music

Come and Sing and Play Handel’s Messiah to raise money for charities this Christmas with Aureole Music

Zoom in for an online Messiah on Sunday 13th December at 6pm. Sing, play, and join in the fun. All will be done from the comfort of your home via the Zoom platform. We’ll stream a performance and you sing along to a shortened Messiah, stopping for live solos from Jersey singers!

Dress up and join in the drinks and after show party!

Tickets are £10 per adult and £5 per child.

To buy tickets and get your Zoom access code click here

A musical memory to mark 75 years since the end of World War II

Two talented sixth formers have made our latest track and video to mark 75 years since the end of World War II, at this time of remembrance.

Raising money for Jersey charity Holidays for Heroes, they have teamed up with members of Aureole’s choir to make a beautiful musical memory.  The medley of World War II songs, arranged by Derek Lawrence, is a fantastic romp through the most famous songs of the time, from ‘White Cliffs of Dover’ to the foot tapping ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’.

Special thanks to Paul Bentley of the Jersey Military Vehicles Club for his donation of drone footage of a reconstruction of WWII military vehicle activity at Elizabeth Castle. 

Please give generously.  Every penny given to our JustGiving Page is given to local Jersey charities and money from this video will go to Holidays for Heroes.

Medley of World War II songs arranged by Derek Lawrence
The full video for The Road Home by Stephen Paulus, recorded by members of Jersey’s choirs during lockdown

About the choir

We do a mixture of repertoire, classical and contemporary, harmony and unison, and hold short half hour rehearsals. Members pick and choose which rehearsals they want to attend, and can take as many rehearsals ‘off’ as they like.  Don’t worry if you’re shy, as because of the time delays online we lead the choir from our home but the singers remain muted and sing in the privacy of their own home!

About the charity

Aureole Music was set up in March 2020 during the Covid-19 crisis to raise money for local charities working with the lonely and the isolated in our community on Jersey. We chose to do this by bringing together singers across the island to form the Aureole Choir, a ‘virtual’ online community choir, made up of singers from all over the island.   The name refers to the aura around the sun (which can also be called corona… but this is an altogether more pleasant corona!

Past Projects

As one of the first choirs in Europe to meet in person and sing together since the coronavirus outbreak, Aureole Choir members stood together on Ouaisne Beach to sing their latest track, Something Inside (So Strong) written by Labi Siffre as a protest against the South African Apartheid regime. 

Standing around the amazing artwork created by The Jersey Sandman, the choir made a strong statement for Jersey as we stand together with all of those protesting against the shocking death of George Floyd.