The start of December is an unusual time for us students. For me, and I’m sure for many of you as well, it has become the month of the dilemma. And by this I mean deciding between the impending deadlines and the many Christmas events coming up. November came and went in a flash, and as we roll comfortably into December, every night seems to offer a new way to avoid the library.
So last Saturday night (with the Lemmy firmly off the cards) a few friends and I decided that we would take a well-earned break from essay writing and go to the Soul Choir’s Christmas Concert. Having never attended any of their events before, and with limited information on what the evening would entail, I had no idea what to expect. So off to St David’s Church we plodded, through the rain I might add, mainly for the promise of mulled wine and mince pies…
For those of you who also attended (this or any other soul choir event), you will have to bear with me as I try to explain to non-attendees the unbelievable talent that was on display. In true soul spirit the music was uplifting yet festive, striking the right balance between their usual repertoire and Christmas classics. The soloists displayed impeccable bravery and I spent the majority of the night with goose bumps, and for the first time this month it had nothing to do with the cold!
The evening could best be described as heart-warming, especially the moment when one Mum did a standing ovation clearly unable to contain her pride. Both the singers and crowd emanated the joy that only Christmas and music can bring!
For all you absentees here is a video of the evening, to wet your appetite before the next event.
And to make sure you’re in the loop next time, here is their Facebook page with all information about the enthralling group.
Thank you Soul Choir for a wonderful evening!
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