Christmas Concert 2022

After a three year break the LOMVC was able to resume it annual Christmas Concert to a sell-out audience in the Salvation Army Temple in Hadleigh. This year they were joined by the more than 50 strong Westleigh Boys Choir. Both choirs are directed by Janet Walker who had a very busy evening not only conducting but also marshalling so many primary school children on and off stage. The concert began with "Once in Royal David's City", verse one being sung by the men with the children joining in for the subsequent voices.

This was followed by a set from the LOMVC with the seasonal "O Come O Come Emmanuel", then "Angels Watching Over Me" and The Choir's signature piece the Welsh Hymn "Gwahoddiad".

After this it was time for everybody to join in, the younger children in the audience came forward to join the boy's choir in singing the first verse of "Away in a Manger" with the men's choir and the rest of the audience singing the remaining verses.

The boy's next sang "Walking in the Air" from The Snowman and "Hallelujah, Glory Halleluyah" both pieces justifiably receiving rapturous applause.

After more audience participation the LOMVC sang the rousing "You Raise me Up" and Queens "We Are the Champions". The the last chorus of the latter piece accompanied by synchronised arm waving participated in and enjoyed by both choirs and the audience.

The second half of the concert resumed with more communal singing and then the men's choir singing the African-American spiritual "Every Time I Feel the Spirit" followed by two Christmas numbers - "Torches" and "O Holy Night".

Wetsleigh Boys Choir's last set included "Get on Board This Train" which they accompanied with arm movements and stamping which they and the audience greatly enjoyed!

LOMVC concluded their contribution with a set of 1960's pop songs.

 The concert ended with more communal Christmas singing including "Winter Wonderland".