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.
Allegro Youth Chorus perform Angel's Carol by John Rutter
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Monday, December 05, 2016