Ding Dong Merrily on High – out now!
Ding Dong Merrily on High arr. Charles Wood performed by the Aureole Choir and the Jersey Academy of Music Vocal Department.
Raising money this Christmas for Age Concern Jersey and NSPCC Jersey.
Aureole’s Charity Christmas Card is out now!
John Rutter’s Candlelight Carol is sung here by the Aureole Choir and the children from the Jersey Academy of Music vocal department to provide some much needed choral beauty this Christmas in Jersey. (With a message from John Rutter himself!)
There will be no carol singing this Christmas in Jersey and our charities stand to lose out, so please put your £10 in our ‘virtual bucket’ for NSPCC Jersey and Age Concern Jersey and help us to get to our target of £2000 this Christmas!
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.
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!