We’ve only just got past Hallowe’en, Bonfire Night hasn’t arrived yet and Siân is already telling us to get ready for Christmas. Can’t beat that for forward planning! “Bring your black Christmas folders to practice on Thursday” she warns with a smile.
Brilliant! More enthusiastic renderings of Casatschok, smoothy Perry Como (remember him?) and Silver Bells, hearty God Rest You Merry Gentlemen bringing Joy to the World and vibrant Nowell for the Merrie Citie and many more.
Siân’s solo in O Holy Night is always worth waiting for.
This year’s Christmas Concert at the Choir Hall is with the children of Archbishop Rowan Williams Church in Wales Primary School, Portskewett on Thursday, December 8th. Tickets are only available from the school. This annual event to support the fundraising of local schools is always very popular so get your tickets early.
Don’t forget choristers, to get your Christmas hats sorted for this one, and please somebody, find one more original than Richie Llewelyn’s. More details to follow on this post soon.
Very popular events in the past, we will also be entertaining the crowds at the The Old Barn Inn near Llanmartin on the 15th December and at the Haywain in Sandy Lane, Caldicot on the 19th December with our Christmas repertoire. Both venues have always given the Choir a very generous welcome in addition to their excellent gastronomic fayre in return for our harmonious vocal efforts, so please make every effort to sing with us. These two venues have often resulted in new members joining the choir. Dates are also on the CONCERTS 2011 page. More details to follow.