On the 1st December after months of planning, the Choir Hall played host to the Choir’s Annual Christmas party. Organized by several choristers in a team effort the party featured acts from a Ukelele Band, the Seranata ladies choir from Magor accompanied by Olivia Dance and individual acts from Musical Director Sian Hatton with husband Dave Gould with a hilarious double act rendering of ‘The Green Eye of the Little Yellow Idol’, followed by two songs from Andy Friedman; Matthew Johns with a solo version of Unchained Melody and the Wellerman song sung by Ron Powell in which everyone joined in with the chorus.
Enthusiastic carol singing was led on piano by Assistant Musical Director Shirley Anne James but the main event was a Christmas Pantomime based on a hilarious Robin Hood theme of four acts including a video made at Caldicot Castle and Wentwood Forest in October. Thanks to Leon Jones for operating the projector system.
As well as several songs by the cast during the pantomime, the party was treated to a version of ‘Green, Green Grass of Home’ by chorister Stuart Parry.
The story line told of the capture of Robin Hood by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and his gang, his release from captivity in the forest and Robin’s ultimate wedding to Maid Marion.
The evening continued with a raffle and, a game of ‘heads or tails’ and finalised with a humorous rendering of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ which included all the party goers.
A fabulous, enjoyable night was had by all and many thanks to all who helped organise it or took part.