Sunday, December 21, 2008

Salvation Army - Christmas Concert

Mum and I drove into town to see David perform in the annual Salvation Army Christmas Concert - Ann was still suffering with her cold and chose to stay behind. We met Jo, Janet and Jo's Mum, Helen in the JS car-park and took the short-walk to the Salvation Army venue.

I wasn't sure what to expect being my first visit there - I knew the singing would be good! This was the 6.30 performance - there had been one at 2.30 and one at 4.30 plus the normal Sunday Service. No-one should ever say that the Sally Army don't work hard!

What a thoroughly pleasant enjoyable experience. The place was packed - I reckon about 200 people were there. There was a 'senior' Salvation Army band - brilliant! A small choir - also brilliant. A young Salvation Army Band (kids of early teens, I reckon) - brilliant!

A Nativity Scene complete with sprogs dressed as donkeys and shepherds etc - ahhh brilliant!

There was also an opportunity to sing along with some of the carols with the words appearing on a big screen, so everyone could see the words. There was also a couple of prayers said. Finally, there were two separate 'stories' illustrating the meaning of Christmas - Brilliant (in that they didn't 'preach')

(note to self: stop using the word 'brilliant') :)

They had a collection for 'Goats for Africa' and across the three events today had collected around 1200 quid!

I definitely will be going next year...!

PS We caught up with 'Strictly Come Dancing' on SkyPlus. Tom Chambers won - surprisingly in our view - we think it should have gone to Lisa Snowdon!