Rossendale Ladies Choir - ‘A Great Sister Act!’

Music in the Afternoon for Christian Aid 2019

Rossendale Ladies Choir – ‘A Great Sister Act!’ Christ Church welcomed over 30 members of the Rossendale Ladies Choir for their 16th edition of Music in the Afternoon on Sunday May 12th. Having delighted audiences for over 40 years in Concerts, Festivals and various fund-raising events both at home and abroad, they did not disappoint those who gathered to hear their singing and help support Christian Aid Week. Under the enthusiastic leadership and training of Matthew Thomas and stylish accompaniments of David Carlston Williams, the ladies demonstrated not only their excellent choral skills, but also their passion for, and their enjoyment of choral singing. What a musical feast they presented. All impressively sung from memory, their preparation and disciplined training was evident from the start as they put on their summer hats and swayed ‘Under the Boardwalk’. They continued with Read more…

Music and Mission in the Afternoon September 2017

When you see such names as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Lerner and Lowe and Andrew Lloyd Webber in a concert programme, then you know that you are in for a treat. This was the situation on Sunday 24th September at Christ Church, Longridge. A large audience gathered to hear music performed by a quartet of versatile singers and instrumentalists, combined with updates from Mission Partnerships in Papua New Guinea and Sierra Leone which the church has strongly supported for many years The opening number based on the theme from ‘Phantom of the Opera’ really raised the roof, as the quartet, featuring Ian Williams (piano) Jason McMahon (clarinet) David Rose (percussion) and Carol Rose at the organ launched the afternoon. (Actually I was rather concerned as the roof may be needing repair.) We stayed with Lloyd Webber for solo items Read more…