East Coast Churches and Community Music Festival program returns after Covid dismissal

The first event will take place at Emmanuel Church in Bridlington. Photo: Google Maps

The first event will take place at Emmanuel Church in Bridlington on Saturday December 4 – starting at 2 p.m.

The concert will feature the Ad Hoc Singers, The Staxton Singers and Knot Another Choir.

Entrance to the event is free and the organizers ask people to be respectful and also wear a mask.

This will be followed on Sunday December 5 when the East Coast Festival Choir and Orchestra invites people to join them at Emmanuel Church at 2:30 p.m.

They then perform at Reighton Village Hall on Thursday December 9 at 7:30 p.m. and at Christ Church in Bridlington on Thursday December 16 from 7:00 p.m.

Admission is free for these concerts and there will be a collection of voluntary donations for the ECCCMF charity.

On Sunday, December 19, the choir and orchestra will perform at the closing service of the St John Burlington Methodist Church Festival of Nativity, starting at 4 p.m.

A spokesperson for the program said: “We are delighted to be back, whether it is with a small program of performances.

“The first event is a day of celebration of choral singing.

“Each choir offers a varied program of choral music. So come and enjoy the afternoon.

“Our festival choir started rehearsing in October and we’ve put together a Christmas music program for everyone to enjoy. We have assembled an ensemble of 13 instrumentalists who will support the production.

“After much discussion, our administrators decided that it would not be wise to organize the Festival of Schools’ Music Making as a live concert.

“Some schools have agreed to submit videos of their choir and music groups and we plan to play them at our tri-choir concert and Christmas song and music festival.

“Our Young Musician of the Year contest continues, but online this year.

“We will have a live winners concert scheduled for Saturday May 21 of next year at the Hornsea United Reformed Church, sponsored by the Hornsea Music Society. “

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