Church carol concert
It’s Christmas Everywhere is the title of this year’s Christmas Carol Concert from the CHB Concert Choir.
For the first time in five years the concert will be held in St Mary’s Church in Waipukurau. Stage 1 of the church’s strengthening is complete and it has been reopened. The 42-member choir is enjoying the acoustics as they practise.
The programme consists of Christmas carols from around the world — from the cold of the northern hemisphere to the Caribbean and the heat of a New Zealand summer.
The audience will join in the singing of some well-known carols.
Instrumental items and accompaniments will be from two flutes, a violin, recorders, a cittern [stringed instrument] and the pipe organ.
The musical director is Kath Fletcher, with pianists Mary Davies and Hilary Morton supporting the choir. Sam Ewen is on the organ and CHB mayor Alex Walker will sing a solo and sing with the choir. ■ There are two performances — Sunday December 16 at 2pm and Monday December 17 at 7pm. Prices: Adult $10 School student $2. Tickets can be bought from choir members and there will be door sales.
For the first time in five years the concert will be held in St Mary’s Church in Waipukurau.