Our Christmas Concert this year was held in St Oswald’s Church. We had moved to St Oswald’s Church Hall as a rehearsal venue a few months before so we were very pleased to be able to welcome parishioners, and friends and family to this concert. We performed a range of carols and Christmas songs including Barber’s Sure on this Shining Night, Rutter’s A Gaelic Blessing, Stille Nacht, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and the Twelve Days of Christmas, and gave a resounding rendition of Gaudete, Christus Est Natus. We were treated to an organ solo (Bach’s In Dulci Jubilo) by our accompanist, James Bowstead, and we sang a carol composed by one of our members, Ray Markham.
We were joined by Club 73 who sang gave very enjoyable and enthusiastic performances of four Christmas songs.