The Lindsay Chorale held a Wine & Cheese evening concert in The Queen’s Hall, Newtownards, on Friday 29th November 2019. This was the third successive year for the Chorale to host such an event and it again proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening for all.
The programme included favourites such as Anthem (from the musical Chess), Bridge Over Troubled Water and The Impossible Dream as well as some Christmas music to start the festive season. Audience participation was encouraged during The Twelve Days of Christmas and during an entertaining performance by John Weir (with a special guest assistant) of Funiculi Funicula.
LINDSAY CHORALE 20th ANNUAL CONCERT.
Join the Lindsay Chorale to mark the fantastic milestone of their twentieth annual concert at 2nd Saintfield Presbyterian Church.
FRIDAY 15th APRIL 2016 at 7:45 PM
Special guest this year is BALLYGOWAN CONCERT FLUTE BAND.
Tickets cost £10 for a wonderful evening of music and entertainment.
Tel: 028 9756 1067 for tickets.
See you there!
Christ Church in Dundonald marked the first outing of the Lindsay Chorale for 2016 as part of their fundraising concert for Christian Aid. The programme this evening included favourites Moon River, Over the Rainbow, and Holy Holy Holy and again Brian Johnston debuted some hilarious new material as compere. We were also joined by the very talented Dr. Gareth Lewis as our accompanist this evening, as Sheelagh was unavailable. Thank you, Gareth, for stepping in!
Thank to you to Christ Church for inviting us to help you raise funds for such a worthy cause and good luck in reaching your total! We also greatly appreciate the wonderful supper you provided for us, it was very generous and we hope to see you again!
The Lindsay Chorale were delighted to be asked back to sing at Montalto, the stunning estate in Ballynahinch, for their annual series of Christmas Concerts. Following the popularity of the 2014 programme, Montalto extended the concerts to cover 4 nights.
This was a wonderful week of festive music which the Chorale always look forward to. David Anderson from Montalto acted as MC, while John Ashe again entertained us with a selection of Christmas readings. Music this year featured a range of popular and sacred Christmas music, and several new pieced from the Chorale which were warmly received.
The Lindsay Chorale would like to thank their friends at Montalto, especially David, who continue to invite us to provide entertainment for this popular festive week.
Many Happy Returns to Rachel and Brian who celebrated their birthdays during this week!
A very Happy Christmas to you and yours and hope to see you in 2016!
This year, the Lindsay Chorale celebrated their inaugural Christmas Concert in the beautiful surroundings of Belmont Presbyterian Church.
This was a fantastic evening of festive music attended by over 300 people from Belmont and neighbouring congregations, with Brian Johnston acting as compere and John Ashe of BBC fame reading seasonal lessons. A festive feast was provided including tea, coffee, and a delicious selection of tray bakes, generously provided by the ladies of the church. The Chorale were delighted to be able to donate £1,000 to Belmont Presbyterian Church’s Development Fund, following the success of the evening.
The Lindsay Chorale would like to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this concert such a success; to Joanne Boyd for helping in the logistics, ticket sales, and providing supper; to the ladies of Belmont Presbyterian Church and the Lindsay Chorale who provided baked goods; and to the many businesses on the Belmont Road who publicised and agreed to sell tickets for our concert. We really appreciate your help and hope you enjoyed the evening. We are delighted to confirm that the Lindsay Chorale will be returning to Belmont next year for their second annual Christmas Concert.
November was a busy month for the Lindsay Chorale and saw them being welcomed back for their second outing to Ballymoney to provide after dinner entertainment. The varied concert programme featured a mixture of sacred and show songs in the first half with the second half being devoted to Christmas carols to get everyone in to the festive spirit!
Brian Johnston acted as compere and kept everyone entertained with his jokes and yarns.
The first outing for the Lindsay Chorale after the summer break was back to our friends at 2nd Saintfield Presbyterian Church. As usual, the Chorale were warmly welcomed back and their programme this evening included Les Miserables, Carbaret, and Westside Story featuring soloists Ronnie Crosby and Stephanie McCormack.
The Lindsay Chorale were delighted to return to 2nd Saintfield Presbyterian who are such fantastic supporters of the Chorale. Thank you for having us!
The highlight of the Lindsay Chorale’s season is always their Annual Concert, and this year was no exception. This year’s Annual Concert was staged in Second Saintfield Presbyterian Church and the Chorale was delighted to be joined by guests Wellington Memorial Silver Band and mezzo- soprano, Sheelagh Greer. Chorale member and bass singer, Brian Johnston, compered and entertained both Chorale and audience alike with his jokes and ‘yarns’. This year’s varied repertoire included; Climbing Over Rocky Mountains, West Side Story, The Lark in the Clear Air, and I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside, ensuring all musical tastes were catered for!
Thank you to everyone who came to support us, and to Second Saintfield Presbyterian Church for hosting us.
The first outing of 2015 for the Lindsay Chorale was to Conlig Presbyterian Church. The programme featured a range of sacred hymns and madrigals including; Let us with a Gladsome Mind, God so Loved the World, I waited for the Lord, and A Gaelic Blessing. The Chorale was very warmly received in Conlig and it was a great start to this year’s singing schedule.
The Chorale’s Christmas Dinner took place in the Stormont Hotel and was a very enjoyable evening all round. The Chorale then took a well earned break to return in the New Year and their concert schedule of 2015.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Lindsay Chorale and hope to see you in 2015!