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!
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 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 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.