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Standing room only at annual Christmas concert
by Sandy Lindsay

December 5, 2016

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The ladies of Chantry Singes and Allegro Youth Chorus performed Alleluia by Stephanie Martin



Chantry Singers and Allegro Youth Chorus perform at sold-out Christmas concert



Chantry Singers perform 'I Saw Three Ships' with guest Meryl Gilmore (red dress) on recorder



Peter Little (L) acted as emcee

It was another standing-room-only concert by the Chantry Singers and Allegro Youth Chorus on Sunday, December 4th (2016).

The Sunday afternoon concert was the annual Christmas performance by the choral groups at the Port Elgin United Church and that featured a wide range of musical pieces from traditional carols to Handel with an invitation for the audience to take part in a sing-along.

A reading of Brother Heinrich's Christmas was also lead by Rev. Chuck Beaton with accompaniment by the singers with many dressed in monks' robes, bassoonist Sterling MacNay and Rob Tite on Clarinet. 

The annual concert is a community endeavour with the Tolmie Presbyterian Church providing a rehearsal venue and several retailers acting as ticket agents.

In addition, several sponsors also leant their assistance:

Bill Rayner of Coldwell Banker

John King of King & MacIntosh Law Firm

Peter Little of Little's Furniture

 Ashim Umar of Owen Sound Honda

 Martin's Home Hardware

 Square Deal Neil's in Southampton

The Chantry Singers will also continue their Christmas traditions with their annual Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 11th at Southampton United Church at 7:30 p.m. with a freewill offering for the Women's House Serving Bruce and Grey.

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Allegro Youth Chorus perform Angel's Carol by John Rutter
 

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