THE FAYRE OF ST JOHN’S

’Tis the Sea­son...

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Sip­ping mulled wine in 20-de­gree weather doesn’t con­jure the tra­di­tional idea of a snow­clad hol­i­day sea­son, nor does don­ning short sleeves to go Christ­mas car­olling. But that was the case at the an­nual Fayre of St John’s, a fes­tive con­cert held at the cathe­dral to ben­e­fit Mag­gie’s Can­cer Car­ing Cen­tre. Aside from the carol-singing, other high­lights from the evening in­cluded im­pas­sioned read­ings by Lisa Se­lesner and Michele Reis, plus a mag­i­cal bal­let per­for­mance of The Nutcracker by Wu Fei-fei, prin­ci­pal dancer of the Hong Kong Bal­let. James Louey was just one of many to ser­e­nade the au­di­ence be­fore Mag­gie’s Choir closed the evening with a touch­ing ren­di­tion of The Moon Rep­re­sents My Heart. Guests were then ush­ered across Cen­tral to Kee Club, where a lively af­ter-party en­sued with a feast of clas­sic Christ­mas nib­bles—eg­gnog, mince pies and gin­ger­bread men—along with a naughty photo booth con­tain­ing a scant­ily dressed Mr and Mrs Claus.

Anne Wang-liu

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