Caldicot Male Voice Choir is happy to sing at almost any venue, large or small and on the 5th December a number of choristers arrived at the small Church Hall in Rogiet to sing for the ladies of the local Women’s Institute.
Conducted by Shirley Anne James and accompanied by John Nicholson the choristers entertained the ladies with a repertoire of Christmas songs opening with ‘Joy to the World and following on with ‘Mary’s Boy Child’, ‘God Rest You Merry Gentlemen’, ‘Shepherds Watch and Wise Men Wonder’, the rousing ‘Casatschok, with it’s loud ending. ‘When a Child is Born’, ‘Silver Bells’, ‘Little Drummer Boy’ and finalising with the most sung Christmas song of all time, Bing Crosby’s ‘I’m Dreamin’ of a White Christmas’.
The ladies were delighted to be invited to sing along with the carols ”Hark the Herald Angels Sing’ and ‘Away in a Manger’ during the performance.
Afterwards the choir greatly appreciated home made mince pies, sausage rolls and sandwiches while quenching their thirsts with tea and coffees.
A delightful afternoon of singing thoroughly enjoyed by all and the ladies hope to see us again next year.
Another smaller venue in the New Year will be at the Memorial Hall in Catbrook and this will be contrasted with a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London in April.