Carol concert hits all the right notes

Brighouse Theatre Productions Singers at the Christmas Carol Concert at the Central Methodist Church, Brighouse.
Brighouse Theatre Productions Singers at the Christmas Carol Concert at the Central Methodist Church, Brighouse.

BRIGHOUSE Theatre Productions held its annual Family Carol Concert at Central Methodist Church, Brighouse.

The theatre group singers were joined by Clifton and Lightcliffe Brass Band and the children’s choir from Longroyde Junior School, Rastrick.

Jill Lambert directed the choirs and Philip Baxter accompanied them.

Norman Mellor, Geoff Walker and Sylvia Sowray were the vocal soloists and Peggy Ellis entertained with a humorous Christmas themed reading.

Margaret Hallat, spokeswoman for the group, said: “Brass bands are always popular and Clifton and Lightcliffe proved the point with some rousing pieces.

“The children were particularly taken with their rendering of ‘Bare Necessities’ from The Jungle Book as the brass soloist donned a bear costume for his performance.

“When it came to their last piece it had to be a repeat of ‘YMCA’ which had been a firm favourite last year with the children who were encouraged to stand up and do the appropriate actions.”

As well as carols and songs on the theme of ‘Visiting’ sung by the two choirs, the audience joined in the well-known carols accompanied by the band.

There were refreshments and mince pies in the interval to get the audience in the Christmas spirit and everyone appeared to go home happy, said Margaret.

She said they had received some postive comments after the event which include: ‘Congratulations to everyone – what a fantastic programme of musical delights’ and ‘Well done to everyone’.

Others said it was good to see so many people there and how there was something for everyone, the choir was excellent.