in 2009, Richard Skinner and I embarked on writing a Christmas musical. The result was Bethlehem! – a Christmas musical for schools and communities. The first performance was given in December of that year by the Beacon Primary School, Exmouth, Devon.
This was closely followed by performances in Bishop Auckland, County Durham …
… Newton St Cyres (Devon) and Crediton. Other performances have followed, including a joint venture involving Ide Aloud (Community Choir of Ide, Devon) and Ide Primary School.
A dedicated website for Bethlehem! is here.
Meanwhile, here is a choral version of one of the songs – the Shepherds’ Carol – sung by the choir of St David’s Church, Exeter.