Christmas Choral Fanfare

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Photos: Dave Murray

The Henley Choral Society, under the direction of their new conductor Benjamin Goodson, put on a fabulous concert in St Mary’s Church on Tuesday night.

The choir was accompanied by organist James McVinnie, the Chaconne Brass and St Mary’s School Choir. The concert was a sell out and the church was full to overflowing. Father Martyn welcomed the audience and introduced the choir. The programme was a great varied mix of traditional carols, readings, instrumentals and audience participation all of which filled the church with beautiful sounds. The children of St Mary’s School Choir were under the direction of their conductor Keren Milanovic. They sang the traditional carols ‘Bleak Midwinter’ and ‘Silent Night’ and then continued with a ‘Christmas Calypso’ and ‘No Room at the Inn’.

Following the concert there was a retiring collection in aid of Cancer Research UK. Their local Fundraising Manager, Joanna McGuinness, gave a short talk on the work of Cancer Research and some of the achievements of recent research. The Society were delighted to raise just over £1000 for the charity.

 

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