ENTHUSIASTIC crowds gathered to sing carols and listen to Christmas music at Bromsgrove Methodist Church Centre in the run up to Christmas.
Bill Sumner led the singing with a keyboard mixing and mingling traditional carols, modern Christmas songs and fun songs to sing along to on the Monday, Ruth Henley conducted the Bromsgrove Community Choir which included a solo from her granddaughter, Naomi Jones, on the Tuesday. The coffee bar was packed full with standing room only.
On Wednesday Ruth was back with the Bromsgrove Recorder Consort to lead the singing.
A number of the players had joined up with the regular group and performed brilliantly together bearing in mind they were gathering for the first time and without rehearsals. Recorders ranged in size from a tiny piccolo to a great.
Minister of the Bromsgrove Methodist Church, Rev Richard Wilde, said “I am delighted with the turnout during the week particularly on Tuesday when folks braved the wind and rain to attend.
“I am grateful to John Wyatt and all the volunteers who made this happen, to Joyce Lampitt and her team who put many hours into preparing the visual displays setting a Christmas theme and many others including coffee bar servers, leaflet distributors as well as the musicians and singers.
“I wonder what John and the team will come up with next Christmas?”