On Thursday 16th November Heart Fm hosted the Christmas Lights Switch on event in the Broadway outside of the fabulous Guildhall in Winchester. Spinnaker Chorus were delighted to be invited to join in the festive cheer as thousands filled the street to watch numerous local acts perform on stage, including choirs, theatre groups and dancers.
After a vocal warm up session within the Guildhall 40 Spinnakerettes gathered eagerly backstage as Kev ‘Big Issue’, dressed as a Christmas Tree, flicked the switch to illuminate the beautiful Christmas lights. Then it was showtime, we walked out on stage to see a sea of joyful faces looking on in anticipation. We opened our set with ‘White Christmas’ as artificial snow was blown around bringing a quite delightful winter feel to the evening. We sang a mix of carols including the ever popular ‘Carol of the Bells’ and a couple of our favourite rep songs which are always great crowd pleasers, ‘Something inside so strong’ and ‘Aint no mountain high enough’ for which we received great applause.
It was an absolute pleasure to be involved in this event which has really kick started our enthusiasm for the rest of our bookings for Christmas 2017.