When you sing with a choir, Christmas starts early. Very early. In fact we started learning Christmas music in October, so it’s fair to say we are pretty consumed by the season of goodwill already, even though it’s still two weeks away.
This week there have been two Christmas concerts. Our main event was at Wesley Church Chester where we showcased our seasonal repertoire which includes firm favourites White Christmas and Winter Wonderland as well as sacred pieces Pavanne For A Silent Night and Gaudete.
Our audience had to do their bit too, with a sing along of Saviour’s Day to end the night.
We had some amazing guests: Dylan Cernyw on harp and local Chester singers Megan Lamour and John Henry. If you have never heard a harp played professionally, then seek out one of Dylan’s performances. I promise you will not be disappointed.
We raised £248 for Guide Dogs, a charity which is especially close to our hearts, as one of our choir members, Clare, will have her own guide dog in the new year.
Our second gig was at Chester’s St Mary’s Centre, where we were guests of Theatre In The Quarter, celebrating choral music with ‘Joy To The World’. We shared the stage with some wonderful local choirs: Dee Sign Choir, Hoole Community Choir, Dragonsong and Hope Street Harmonies. The atmosphere was buzzing as Matt Baker hosted this fun evening which was a real treat for anyone who loves to hear a choir sing.
Of course, it’s not over yet! Next week we are singing for a local charity and will also be at M&S Outlet Cheshire Oaks singing carols to raise money for Guide Dogs.
If you would like to be doing this next Christmas, then why not join us in January? We meet at St Luke’s Huntington 7:30 to 9:30 Tuesday evenings.
Enjoy your Christmas, music lovers!