Dickensian Choir fills Toon with festive cheer

The Buchanhaven Heritage Dickensian Choir
The Buchanhaven Heritage Dickensian Choir

The Buchanhaven Heritage Society closed their year in style as their team of volunteers performed at care homes, hospitals, Drummers Corner and at their own Carol Service dressed in full “Dickensian” costume.

The team of fifteen volunteers had rehearsed a number of traditional Carols to ensure the Christmas spirit was truly reflected in their work and the heritage of the area maintained for others to enjoy.

Bringing Christmas cheer to the local area was the main focus of the team, however they realised there were many that could not come to see them at the Centre so decided to go and visit some locations in the town.

In addition, the choir received an invite from the Churches Together team who had organised a community carol service at Drummers Corner and the choir agreed to try and bring some festive cheer to the area on December 20, before preparing for their own Carol Service that evening.

The event concluded the work of the society for 2014 and the Centre is now closed until February to give the team of volunteers a well deserved break.

Alex Geddes chair of the society said: “I am delighted with how everyone came together as a community to rehearse and perform.

“In addition to the volunteers, I must thank Sinclair and Cara Lamb for piping our guests into the Carol Service, Alasdair Corbett for the wonderful opening solo, Chelsea Duncan and Angela Ireland for the beautiful duet and Natalie and Kiki Bancroft and the Lammas brothers for their instrumental interludes.”