Entering the Church, it certainly seemed to explain the bursting car-park! Seeing one packed without an empty pew these days, is a fairly rare beast, so it was good to see so may people supporting this annual affair. ‘Cosy’ therefore, turned out to be a pretty good description of the seating arrangements with the maximum number squeezed into each pew!. We saw Andrew and Jack – and Thomas found us amongst the congregation during the interval for a quick natter.
It was a packed programme: featuring The Virtuosi GUS Band (more famous that we initially thought! and featuring Thomas Fountain on cornet, who played at our Wedding), led by Adam Cooke; Belcanto Female VoiceChoir (featuring Valerie!) and The Hawthorn School Choir (starring a whole truck-load of sprogs, who sang as if their life depended on it!).
There was also a couple of opportunities for us in the audience to test their lungs with O Come All Ye Faithful and Once in Royal David City, and it looked (and sounded) like everyone was enjoying the opportunity.
They even managed to squeeze in a raffle that seemed to have more winning tickets than there were people! The only thing that looked like it might threaten the evening’s success was a couple of blips in the mains power that plunged us into darkness for a few seconds – we learned later that Kettering had experienced a minor power-cut.
All-in-all, it was a really enjoyable Concert, with a wide variety of music and I think we might do it all again next year.
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