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Christmas fund raising concert Carillon Centre, Lo
It always starts with a quiet space…This annual concert is always a high point in the band’s calendar. It’s held in Loughborough’s Carillon Centre, and is always in aid of a Charity suggested by a band member and voted for by the band. This year it was for the Leicestershire Kidney Patients Association, a charity that had been of enormous support to one of our band members.
It’s a concert that calls for rigid concentration as people who know us walk past and call hello! Although there seemed fewer people out shopping than in previous years, the charity raised £130 in less than two hours. Those people who stopped to listen enjoyed our carols and selection of Christmas music. A Medieval Christmas, featuring Gaudete, Coventry Carol and In Dulce Jublio, was as well received as ever, as was All I want for Christmas is You. Busy shoppers were unable to resist the tune and danced outside Claire’s Accessories, finally joining in with We Wish You a Merry Christmas at the top of their voices.
Instruments were put away and our thoughtful Chairperson took the chairs back to the Baptist Church who kindly let us borrow them again, and the Carillon reverted to the quiet it had known before.
LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed