New carol in Hayfield debut

Robin Wallington, pictured with members of the Hayfield Singers during rehearsals.
Robin Wallington, pictured with members of the Hayfield Singers during rehearsals.

A new Christmas carol written by a Manchester classical musician is to be given its debut performance in Hayfield.

Robin Wallington, a recent graduate of Manchester Grammar School and a student of conducting and composition at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music, composed the carol after being approached by Tricia Howitt, director of the Hayfield Singers.

It will receive its first public airing at the Hayfield Singers’ Christmas concert at St Matthew’s Church, Hayfield, on Sunday December 14.

Robin plays the organ, piano, cello and trumpet, following in the footsteps of his parents, who are both professional musicians.

His ambition is to become a professional conductor and he is currently on a gap year before starting university next autumn.

The new carol includes an obbligato trumpet part, which will be played by Robin.

The rest of the evening’s concert programme will include Vivaldi’s Gloria, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and carols old and new.

The December 14 concert starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £8 (£6 concessions), are available from 01663 746413 or on the door.