Come and join our Christmas Carol Extravaganza on Saturday (December 8) at St Mark’s, any time from 10.30am.
The day starts with coffee at 10.30am followed by carols from 11am and a light lunch at 12.30pm.
There are plenty of favourite carols to join in with – O come, O come Emmanuel; Silent Night; Hark! the herald-angels sing; Good King Wenceslas; The Holly and the ivy; O come, all ye faithful, and many, many more. There will also be ‘Christmas Rhythm’, a piece by Geoff Willis with eight Christmas carols hidden within. The audience can have some fun identifying them.
All the pieces and carols will be played on ‘Emily’, our treasured Edwardian organ, with other instruments sometimes to help her out. Bob Shatwell is MC, and he’s leading ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ at the end, so anything could happen! Donations welcome in aid of Emily. There will also be a raffle.
Emily is 106, and has a few tricks! You’ll hear surprising sounds you wouldn’t expect. A short demo will reveal her eccentricities, and the need to raise funds.