Our Christmas concert this year was indeed a blessing, featuring a wonderful mix of songs both new and traditional.
Commencing with the atmospheric Lux Aeterna, Olivia Sparkhall, with Lynne Pottinger delivering a beautiful solo, then moving through some more traditional Rutter pieces and carols with a thoughtful reading of A Child Of The Snows, GK Chesterton read by Sheila Ozsan.
An audience favourite: O Holy Night, led us nicely into some audience participation in The First Nowell. Then, before the interval, a fun piece – The Twelve Days After Christmas – a humorous little number which everyone; choir and audience alike, found amusing.
After the break the concert was a more eclectic mix, beginning with a Jazzy Christmas Medley arranged by Julie Aherne, Soloists; Jean Anderson and Rosalind Taylor. Traditional carols and songs performed by the choir were interspersed with a beautiful rendition of A Thousand Years, which the choir sang in memory of our dear Roisin Miskelly, who sadly passed away earlier in the term. Roisin’s family attended the concert and we were glad to be able to make this small tribute to Roisin, who had sung it as a solo at a previous concert.
Rosalind Taylor performed a Carpenters Christmas favourite Merry Christmas Darling. We concluded with Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and sent the audience on their way with A Christmas Blessing.