We began rehearsals for the choir in September 2017. It was great to be a part of a thirty strong band of people drawn from across the church and community and representing an age range from teenage to 70+.
The one thing we had in common was that virtually none of us had any previous experience of singing in a choir, and certainly not in front of an audience. However, after meeting for rehearsals every Thursday for three months, we had a passable repertoire of eight songs.
These were performed in front of a large audience of guests invited from the local community who, as well as the entertainment provided on stage, also enjoyed a very tasty Christmas meal.
It was wonderful to have the chance to mingle with, and talk to the audience during the breaks in our performance, all of whom were full of praise for the event.
They also enjoyed a song written especially for them! This was an amazing way to connect with the local community and showed the church at its best, with a team working together to decorate the church, prepare and serve the food, as well as the amazing band of musicians who accompanied us, and the children’s choir who joined us for a few songs.
I know I speak for all of my fellow choir members when I say that we cannot wait for next Christmas when we can once again welcome, and perform for, our neighbours under the extremely patient guidance of our choir leader.
Christmas Community Choir in numbers
30 choir members
1 guest soloist
6 band members
1 rehearsal pianist
6 kidz chorus
3 teen champions (set up)
2 technical team
Approx 25 volunteers – set up, cooks, servers, aitresses and washer-uppers.
100 community guests!
For more information please contact Dot Burnett
Phone: 01905 22022