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.
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!