A Christmas Carol at Whites gentlemens club
Here at Whites 2018 we are very proud of our choices of music… We also have a passion for this festive season as we love to “deck the halls”. Come to Whites to have a merry time and turn them “silent nights” into a party “rocking around the Christmas tree”.
Carols were first sung in Europe thousands of years ago, but these were not Christmas Carols. They were pagan songs, sung at the Winter Solstice celebrations as people danced round stone circles. The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, usually taking place around 22nd December. The word Carol actually means dance or a song of praise and joy! Carols used to be written and sung during all four seasons, but only the tradition of singing them at Christmas has really survived.
Almost all the well-known carols were not sung in church until the second half of the 19th century. Hymns Ancient and Modern 1861–1874 included several carols. Isaac Watts, the “father of English hymnody”, composed “Joy to the World”, which has become a popular Christmas carol even though it is widely believed that Watts did not write it to be sung only at Christmas. Charles Wesley wrote texts for at least three Christmas carols, of which the best known was originally entitled “Hark! How All the Welkin Rings”, later edited to “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”. A tune from a cantata, Festgesang, by Felix Mendelssohn in 1840 was adapted by William H. Cummings to fit Wesley’s words. This combination first appeared in “Hymns Ancient and Modern” in 1861. “Silent Night” comes from Austria. The carol was first performed in the Nikolaus-Kirche (Church of St. Nicholas) in Oberndorf, Austria on 24 December 1818. Mohr had composed the words much earlier, in 1816, but on Christmas Eve brought them to Gruber and asked him to compose a melody and guitar accompaniment for the church service. The first English translation was in 1871 where it was published in a Methodist hymnal.
So, come and join us at Whites for a sing song and whether you recognise us at Whites gentleman’s London as London’s best strip club, London’s best lap dancing club or London best Gentlemen’s club… We’ll be waiting for you.