The carol service at Darlington Street Methodist Church last Thursday evening went very well indeed. The Mayor of Wolverhampton's service is always a big part of the Christmas season for the choir and the supporting choirs from primary schools (Hill Avenue, Lanesfield and Spring Vale) in the Mayor's council ward added greatly to the occasion. The choir were a few people down because of other commitments but it didn't stop them sounding as delightful as ever. The carols were sung beautifully and had the support of a congregation that was also in good voice. The pieces from Handel's Messiah sounded wonderful in the setting and were a good run through before the 18th. We would all like to extend our gratitude to Peter Langford for playing the organ so superbly and helping everything to go so smoothly. It was especially nice to hear the bells chiming on the organ accompaniment to O come all ye faithful.
Monday has a single point of focus now with the ever nearer performance of the Messiah the highlight of the city's Christmas festivities. With a full choir performing at a level that is just excellent at the moment it will be a memorable occasion. Tickets are still available at the Midland Box Office, from the wolvescivic website or on the door. It promises to be a truly memorable performance.