Sing for Somerset review and 'thank yous'
We were absolutely delighted to see so many people pack out Wells Cathedral on Saturday night for our annual ‘Sing for Somerset’ carol service, and would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who came along. The event was kindly supported by Quilter Cheviot Investment Management, and we are indebted to Gerald Rothwell for enabling us to put on such an event year after year. The fantastic standard of music provided by the Mid Somerset Orchestra and the Somerset Voices Choir under the talented baton of Laurence Blyth was complimented by the congregation singing their hearts out and there were some truly spine-tingling moments.
Our Canon-in-Residence for the service, Archdeacon Nicola Sullivan, was a warm and thoughtful leader and we thank her for her involvement in the event again this year. We would like to pass on our gratitude to the members of the choir and orchestra, who give their time completely freely for this event, as well as members of the Benevolent Lodge of Somerset for all their help in the Cathedral. The staff at the Cathedral also deserve a mention for their efforts and assistance as of course do our contingent of readers – a nerve-wracking job that was completed with aplomb by all.
Your generosity during the retiring collection, particularly at such an expensive time of year for many people, was greatly appreciated and will enable us to continue to support groups across Somerset during the coming years. Finally, a date for your diary, albeit a little early! Sing for Somerset 2016 will be held on Saturday 10th December at Wells Cathedral – we hope to see you there again!