Christmas is a joyous time at Caldicot Male Voice Choir. The yuletide festivities begin at the end of November when the dust is blown off the choristers’ Christmas carol music and the seasonal songs are sounded out once again. The traditional Christmas School Concert is staged at the Choir Hall with an invited local primary school. The proceeds from the ever popular event are donated to the Parent Teachers Association of the appointed school.
On Thursday, 8th December, the immaculately attired and professionally presented pupils of Dewstow Primary School, Caldicot; constituted the invited children’s choir of evening’s ensemble. They combined effortlessly with the male voice choir in a joint celebration of Christmas. The children were superbly conducted by Miss Amy Lawrence, whose own grandfather (Don Lawrence) had been a longstanding chorister in Caldicot Male Voice Choir. The concert concluded with a combined choirs rendition of ‘Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer’, as the children’s choir replete with pupils from Key Stage 2 and some as young as six years old; harmonised sweetly with the male choir, whose oldest member on stage was 93 year old Bill Nash!
One week later, on Friday, 16th December; the choir hosted older members of the community, as the Caldicot Senior Citizens Club held their Christmas Lunch at the Choir Hall.
The choir concluded its Christmas activities as it closed 2016 with a visit to the Cherry Tree Nursing Home in Caldicot; where an evening of Christmas cheer was enjoyed with the more senior members of the community followed by a traditional community carol singing at the Haywain pub, enjoyed by all.
We wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year and we are looking forward to an exciting programme of activities and concerts in 2017.
Written by Jeff Williams