On Saturday 3rd December Spinnaker Chorus performed at St.Mary’s Church in Fratton, Portsmouth. The occasion was our fabulous Christmas Show called ‘A Christmas Story’ which was produced by our very own Spinnakerette Kay Sumpner.
St.Marys Church was stunningly beautiful and the most perfect venue for our event. Our Christmas story was narrated by Charles Collingwood who plays Brian Aldridge in BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Archers’ . As a thank you to Charles we we made him an Honorary Spinnakerette and friend of Spinnaker Chorus and presented him with his very own certificate to this effect.
We had a brilliant audience who, were extremely supportive and appreciative and thoroughly enjoyed participating in carols at various points in the show. Spinnaker Chorus ladies once again performed with great enthusiasm and professionalism with gorgeous voices filling the church all evening.
Complimentary mulled wine and mince pies were served in the interval and these were welcomed by our audience as it was a tad chilly that night.
We had guest appearances by the fabulously talented pianist Amanda Fox and members from Portsmouth and New Forest brass bands, headed by Dickie Horn who accompanied some of our carols.
This certainly was a glorious evening of sparkling Christmas entertainment and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. A truly wonderful start to the festive season.