All Saints Christmas Night 2021

We really enjoyed our visit to All Saints last night for their Annual Christmas Concert.  We have been taking part in this event for many years and it’s always good fun.  The programme is very varied and this year it included a violin solo, a reading, a Barbershop Quartet and a Saxophone Group. 

We played several pieces which included two solos – Kathy played solo cornet on “A Winter’s Tale” and Catherine played flugel horn on a new piece for us “The Ashokan Farewell”.  Both solos were played very well and were well received but the most enthusiastic applause was for our trainees, Christian, Jonathan, Josh, Enzo and Orlando, who played three pieces on their own, conducted by their trainer, Ellis.  We also accompanied some carol singing and we attempted to keep up with the audience while they performed their usual energetic version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” – quite a challenge for David, our MD. 

I think it’s fair to say that a good time was had by all.  We particularly enjoyed the mince pies and mulled wine that was available in the interval. We are grateful to Steve Holt and his team who made sure that everyone was safe with masks worn, doors open and a reduced audience.  We are very much hoping that we will be invited again next year…..

Photos: Justin Migliari. Words: Gilly. Thank you both 

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