BBC Radio Bristol Christmas Celebration 19.12.18

Type of post: Chorus news item
Posted By: Sue Davis
Status: Current
Date Posted: Thu, 20 Dec 2018



Last night, Black Sheep Harmony were thrilled to sing at the recording of the BBC Radio Bristol Christmas Celebration. A hardy few arrived in the afternoon to do a sound check which got us in the mood for the main event later in the evening.



We were sharing our green room with a fabulous young acapella group, The Bristol Suspensions, and during the evening were treated to a private performance of two of their songs. Thanks guys!


The concert, in aid of “The BBC Radio Bristol Alive Appeal” was performed to a large and very appreciative audience of around 500 people in the Anson Rooms in Clifton. A fantastic selection of excellent local talent was presented, and we were so pleased to be part of it. The appeal is aiming to raise £50,000 to change the lives of older people where we live.



We performed two sets of two songs. In the first set, we sang “O Holy Night”, as arranged by our own MD, David Proud, and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”. In the second set we treated the audience to “Carol of the Bells” and finished on a high with “Let it Snow”. Sadly, David was poorly with the Christmas lurgy and had to stay in bed with a hot toddy, so the chorus was directed by assistant MD, Sue Davis.


It was a great evening, the Sheep sang beautifully and it ended with everyone, audience and performers, singing a fun Christmas song together in a round. A rousing finale indeed!


The programme is due to be broadcast by BBC Radio Bristol on Christmas Eve at 6pm and again on Christmas Day at 9am. Tune in and enjoy!