Carol Singing - 20th December 2016
It was standing room only at this year's, ever popular, carol singing in the village hall. Over 120 residents came along and squeezed themselves in. With such a mass of people there was, at least, no need to keep the heating on.
The choirmaster, once more, was Paul Whitmarsh. Paul has kindly been giving up his time to organise this event for 24 years now, so perhaps there will be something extra special next year.
As is traditional at the Crazies Hill carol singing, the evening started with "Once In Royal David's City" with the first verse sung by Lewis Gabb who gave an excellent rendition.
Accompanying the assembled masses were the the magnificent four piece woodwind quartet of Tess Hawken, Sue Moss, Mary Delaney and Frances Jones. Our local volunteer choir was organised by McLaughlin Pugh and they were accompanied by one of our favourite soloists, Felicty Buckland. As always Felicity sang beautifully and almost made up for some of the sounds coming from the audience.
There was an extra treat in store this year with a third soloist, in the form of Scarlet Bennett, who sang with all the children when they went forward to perform .
Once it was over everyone stayed behind to enjoy the mince pies, mulled wine. A very generous £355.03 was donated the attendees and the money will go to the RA's chosen charity, the Air Ambulance.
You can relive the excitement of the evening by watching the video below. It should be noted that as no actual sound recording was made on the night, alternative, but suitable music, has had to be substituted.