Joint Concert with Bestwood MVC – Saturday 1 December 2018 – St Mary Magdalene Church, Hucknall
Like all good Christmas traditions, “Heralding Christmas” has a very clear and established way of doing things.
The venue may change but the format for the programme doesn’t. Joint items to start with, selections from the general repertoire for each choir on their own in the first half and then choices of Christmas items for the second half. To bring in the Christmas season, of course, its only right and proper for the audience to join in with some very familiar Christmas congregational favourites as a grand finale.
The format might be tried and tested but the music was as beautiful and fresh as the Christmas message itself. Picking out just one item I would choose the rendition of Mary Did You Know? performed beautifully by the men from Bestwood. Thankyou guys, you really gave that song the justice it deserves with its beauty and depth of meaning.
Thanks, as usual, go to the music team from Mansfield, Ian Grice and Margaret Ball and from Bestwood, Mirek Rus and Hilary Griffiths. Thanks also to those who gave their time in organising the Event from both choirs and also to the folk at St Mary Magdelene church for their hospitality.
Special mention also to Eric Bexon on debut as Mansfield compere. Well done Eric – you are a very knowledgeable guy!
Merry Christmas everybody.