Carols - Some Definitions
1. A song of praise or joy, especially for Christmas.
2. An old round dance often accompanied by singing.
Also carols ...
1. To sing in a loud, joyous manner.
2. To go from house to house singing Christmas songs.
1. To celebrate in or as if in song: caroling the victory.
2. To sing loudly and joyously.
Friends of St George's Park in partnership with St George's Church have again arranged our annual Carols in the Park event this evening (12 December) between 5.30pm - 6.30pm at the shelter. All are welcome to come along and enjoy seasonal refreshments and traditional English caroling.
Some well known carols like "Good King Wenceslas", and "The Holly and the Ivy" are based on medieval chord patterns that can be traced directly back to the Middle Ages. Carols therefore are among the oldest musical compositions still regularly sung today.
Where more fitting for carols to be sung than St George's Park an open green space in the middle of town, a wildlife corridor where things are doing well? As FoSGP Wildlife Officer Gehardt Kruckow pointed out in his last audit of the 65 nest boxes in the park. -
"In the period 2009 - 2013, 719 fledglings have left the nest boxes, including the species of great tit, blue tit, house sparrow, nuthatch, robin, wren, pied wagtail, tawny owl and coal tit." One of the best achievements of the project says Gerhardt is the house sparrow population, "the nestbox project stabilised the local colony and today it is a strong species locally, (not the same to be said nationwide)."
See Park Wildlife page above for full report.
So, there's something really for us all to sing merrily about at St George's the People's Park - not forgetting of course - the birds themselves. To add to the atmosphere why not bring a candle or a torch with you?
Those of all faiths and those of none are all very welcome to Carols in the Park and to participate in England's living history once again in St George's Park.
Carols in the Park - 5.30 Friday 12 December
Compliments of the Season!
Friends of St George's Park