Christmas Carols at the Almshouses
The Choir, conducted by Miss Claire Weston, sung through a beautiful repertoire of songs, including a highly impressive rendition of “Still Nacht” (Silent Night) in its original German version.
There were readings from residents and staff of the Almshouses, as well as a few traditional carols enjoyed by everybody and sung with as much enthusiasm by the residents as those in the choir!
All this, set amidst the backdrop of the beautiful “memory tree”, a Christmas tree that allows residents to remember those who are no longer with us, by writing the names of those they are thinking of on small cards that decorate the tree.
After the service, the choir, residents and staff all met up in the day room for refreshments and mince pies, just to add to the festive feeling!
The residents all enjoyed the visit of the choir and described the service as “wonderful”, “excellent” and that it made them “feel really Christmassy”. Others remarked how “the choir all looked very smart, especially the boys in their bow ties”.
Sarah Kopferschmitt, Head of Care at the Almshouses, said “ We are very fortunate to be able to hold such a wonderful, traditional service in the Seckford Chapel and year after year we are impressed by the great talent of the choristers “