Once again we gave our popular family Christmas concert in the National Concert Hall, at 2.30 pm and 7 pm. This year we welcomed the Sandford Park School Choir, strong contenders in the 2014 All-Island School Choirs competition; our other new attraction for 2014 was the witty and polished barbershop sound of 4-in-a-Bar, who proved firm favourites with the audiences.
We featured favourite songs by Burt Bacharach, many of them composed in collaboration with his principal lyricist Hal David. Some of these numbers were arranged specially for the choir by one of our basses, Brian Ingoldsby.
There were also many great Beatles songs, in new and vibrant arrangements by our Musical Director Colin Block.
We had the great singer and trumpeter Keith MacDonald as our front man for the evening, and a five-piece band led by bassist Philip Myatt.
It turned out to be a mighty evening!