Carol Concert Success 2013

Seasons greeting to everybody who participated or helped in any way with this year’s Carol Concert!

This year’s was the best attended ever with every seat taken, people in the lady chapel and the belfry and some sitting in the porch.
The donations taken on the door were down a little but with no outgoings for candles [ No, I didn’t say Fork Handles!] thanks to the generosity of Avril and Mick from the cafe boat Gongoozlers, we made £416 for the St Peters fund.
The overwhelming feedback that I’ve had since the concert is that people couldn’t hear very well especially at the back.

I’ve always been anti amplification as in the past, with smaller audiences, the acoustics of the church worked well but in recent years with the place being packed the sound is being damped down and I think that we need some speakers at the back of St. Peters. We will have to try something and I like the idea of some sort of wireless application.

We also over-ran our nominal one hour by about 20 minutes so I’ll be reminding our readers to try and keep their pieces to 3-4 minutes next year, it makes for a crisper and more enjoyable event!
Having said that, there were some excellent recitals………Well done everyone!

Finally a big thank-you to the Braunston Singers who filled in the gap left when our accompanist was unable to attend, it was literally “last minute” stuff with Jacqui and her crew improvising as the evening progressed!

See you all next year, don’t eat too much Christmas pud!

Happy Christmas to all,

Jim

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