Woking’s Epworth Choir performed their annual Family Christmas Carol Concerts at the HG Wells Centre, Woking on Saturday 13th December 2014. The Matinee Concert supported the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Evening Concert was in Aid of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
This year’s Concerts, conducted by the choir’s Music Director, Michael Waldron, included the usual mix of carols old and new and there was plenty of opportunity for everyone to celebrate the festive season with the ever-popular audience carols.
The Epworth Choir were delighted to welcome to the Matinee Concert the young dancers of the Susan Robinson School of Ballet who have been well known to Epworth Choir audiences for many years. As usual they performed an exciting programme which created a truly magical Family Christmas atmosphere.
The Epworth Choir were also delighted that the Royal Marines Association Concert Band were, once again, the Guest Artistes at the Evening Concert. The Band, conducted by Major (Retd) AJ Smallwood, MA(Dist) PGDip(Adv) BMus(Hons) LRSM RM treated the enthusiastic audience to a programme of well known favourites and, with the Choir, led the singing of the audience carols. The evening ended with rapturous applause and everyone singing ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’
Epworth Choir are pleased to announce that the two Retiring Collections together, raised a total of £921 for the Charities.