The Lindsay Chorale finished a busy Christmas Season with three nights’ singing at the beautiful Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch. Montalto Estate General Manager, David Anderson, hosted the three consecutive Christmas services featuring a selection of Christmas music and recitations by the Chorale, finishing off with an audience participation number! The music was interspersed with festive readings from Dickens, Laurie Lee, and an entry from the Diary of the Reverend Francis Kilvert, read by John Ashe.
Here are the Lindsay Chorale at Montalto with their MD, John Dallas, and Accompanist, Sheelagh Greer.
On a wintry night, the Chorale travelled to Ballyclare Old Presbyterian Church to sing at their annual Carol Service. The first half was a mixture of secular and sacred music with the second half being devoted to popular Christmas Carols. A glass of mulled wine and some mince pies completed a great evening’s singing!
The Lindsay Chorale were delighted to be asked back to perform at First Saintfield Presbyterian Church, the same church where the late Tom Lindsay formed the Chorale many years ago. They sang a variety of Christmas Carols as entertainment for the ‘Touch Club’, which organises activities and afternoon tea for the senior members of the church. The Chorale also greatly appreciated the delicious Christmas tea of sandwiches, cakes, mince pies, and trifle they were served after. At the end of the concert, Santa made a guest appearance and had even brought presents for the Chorale!
The Chorale got a warm welcome from the audience at Drumbo Presbyterian Church. The first half featured a selection of secular and sacred music, with a real flavour of Christmas in the second half.
The Lindsay Chorale Annual Concert will take place on 26 April at 7.30pm at Second Saintfield Presbyterian Church.
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