Nigel Walsh

Church musician and composer


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.

The Beacon Primary School, Exmouth, rehearsing Bethlehem!

This was closely followed by performances in Bishop Auckland, County Durham …

Bethlehem! in Bishop Auckland

… 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.

Bethlehem! in Ide, Devon

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.