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Stunning Sing for Somerset is a Soaring Success!

Dec 18, 2017

As the peal of the mighty bells rang out from the south-west tower, over 500 people filled the magnificent Wells Cathedral on Saturday night for our annual Sing for Somerset carol service.

We would like to thank Reverend Prebendary Paula Hollingsworth, Sub Dean for her involvement this year and for stepping in at the last minute. Our gratitude goes to our conductor Laurence Blyth for his leadership and creativity and our thanks as always to the Mid-Somerset Orchestra and the Somerset Voices Choir, who gave their time completely freely for this event and whose dramatic and powerful harmonies had some of the congregation in tears!

The Virgers and staff at the Cathedral also deserve a huge thank you for their support and assistance during the service along with the ushers who volunteered their time to make sure that everyone found a seat ahead of the service.

Our gratitude, of course, goes to our six readers, who delivered their part of the nativity story from the Cathedral's pulpit faultlessly. 

The generosity during the retiring collection, particularly at such an expensive time of year for many people, was greatly appreciated and will help to enable us to continue to support groups across Somerset during the coming years.

Finally, a date for your new 2018 diary! Sing for Somerset 2018 will be held on Saturday 15 December at Wells Cathedral – we hope to see you there again!


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