What a delightful evening’s entertainment in Hope Church yesterday when Belle Voci gave a stunning performance, joined by Castell Alun Choir who opened the evening with a lovely performance of ‘Carol of the Bells’.
Belle Voci are the talented duo who shot to fame when they reached the final of 'The Voice' in 2018. Their beautiful voices filled the church as they performed a variety of pieces. There were opera classics such as ‘Panis Angelicus’ and songs from musical theatre such as ‘I could have danced all night’ as well as festive favourites such as ‘O Holy Night’. The audience had the privilege of hearing their first public performance of ‘The Scientist’, released as a single that very day and reaching number 1 in the iTunes classical chart by midday!
Emily and Sophie told the audience a little about how they got to where they are today and explained that they always like to include local schools in their performances as they are so grateful for the musical education they received when they were at school themselves.
Our thanks for a great evening to Belle Voci and their accompanist, Michael, and to Castell Alun School choir.
The stall holders were certainly kept busy during today’s Christmas Fayre when a good crowd came along to the Church Hall on a gloomy afternoon. Visitors had the opportunity to browse a wide variety of stalls including lots of homemade produce. There was the chance to buy a few Christmas gifts, try your hand at the tombola and raffle and enjoy refreshments all in a warm and convivial atmosphere.
For the children the highlight of the afternoon must have been their visit to see Father Christmas with his elf in his grotto.
Thank you to all who contributed to the success of today’s event and to all those came along to support it. A total of £1479.59 was raised for church funds.