Flower fes­ti­val held for Queen

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

THE COM­MU­NITY said a big ‘happy birth­day’ to the Queen with a flower fes­ti­val and con­cert.

Par­ish coun­cil­lors and res­i­dents were busy for months pre­par­ing for the flower fes­ti­val and con­cert in Sut­ton St James Church in hon­our of the Queen’s 90th birth­day.

Mem­bers of com­mu­nity groups in­clud­ing the WI, girl guides and the so­cial group Hob­nob pre­pared flo­ral dis­plays along themes as­so­ci­ated with the Queen and her life so they could be dis­played in the church over the week­end.

The church was open for the pub­lic to come and en­joy the dis­plays, which cre­ated a beau­ti­ful back­drop for the evening con­cert, which was named A Cel­e­bra­tion in Words and Mu­sic.

The con­cert fea­tured a per­for­mance by a choir made up of mem­bers of Sut­ton St James choir, with singers from the King Ed­ward Mu­si­cal So­ci­ety in Mac­cles­field and Bosley St Mary’s Church.

All the mu­sic per­formed on the night was played at the Queen’s wed­ding or Coro­na­tion.

A birth­day cake was cut af­ter the con­cert in hon­our of the birth­day.

Martin Welch, from Sut­ton, who at­tended the events and sang in the choir, said: “The flo­ral dis­plays looked fan­tas­tic and the con­cert was a won­der­ful way to en­joy the church when it was filled with the dis­plays.

“The com­mu­nity re­ally put in a lot of ef­fort.

“We got a lot of praise and lots of vis­i­tors. The week­end was ab­so­lutely won­der­ful.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.