Station Singers perform cancelled concert

The Station Singers performed their previously postponed concert, Home for Christmas – Peace at Last, on January 12.

St Mary’s Church was full and the three choirs, led by Carol Gedye, assisted by Kay Bromhead and accompanied by Brett Overin, were in fine voice.

The evening began with a declaration from World Choral Day about the power of music to unite peoples of the world and then the singing began.

The evening was divided into two parts; the first commemorating The Armistice and the long-awaited peace, the second featuring Christmas songs from all around the world.

The audience was reminded that on the evening of the concert there were 345 days until Christmas 2019.

The music choices were varied and compelling, ranging from ‘Bless This House’ to a Canadian piece entitled ‘Huron Carol, to a lively rendition of ‘Santa Claus is coming to town’.

The audience was invited to join in with singing some well known songs and this added to the sense of community.

The concert was given in support of two local charities: CRACCL (our local libraries) and StoreHouse foodbank  at the Influence Church.

Representatives from both charities worked tirelessly to provide front of house and refreshments, led by Suz Gregory from StoreHouse and  Sue Young and Judith Clark from CRACCL.

The first raffle prize was drawn by our honoured guest, Bill Glover, chair of Richmondshire District Council, accompanied by his wife, Susan.

The Station Singers are always keen to welcome new members to join any one of the three choirs which meet either on Wednesday mornings at The Station or on Thursday evenings at the Town Hall.

The spring term prepares for the next concert on Saturday, April 6.

Fuller details are available on www.richmondstationsingers.co.uk.