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!
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.