Christmas Concert - Sunday 19th December 2017:
A parish concert was held on Sunday, 19th November, where our fellow parishioner Lara Martins (Soprano) with her West End on-stage partner Paul Tabone (Tenor), treated all present to a wonderful mix of both scared and Christmas themed songs. Lara and Paul were ably accompanied by Ana Pessao on piano.
The repertoire selected was one of great variety, ranging from a duet from Puccini’s La Bohéme, to contemporary songs, such as ‘You lift me up’ and Chilcott’s ‘Irish Blessing’.
The performance comprised both existing tunes and long-time favourites such as ‘Panis Angelicus’ and ‘O come all ye faithful’ plus original works composed especially for Lara and Paul by L. Cavalcante and available on their debut CD ‘Written in the Stars’.
Whether the songs were well known or contemporary, the carefully selected programme was thoroughly enjoyed by approximately 120 concert visitors who filled the church.
Additionally, as an extra special treat, all visitors had
the opportunity to be the first to purchase Lara and Paul’s debut recording, aptly named ’Written in the Stars- a Holiday Song Book’. After the concert
concluded, Lara and Paul happily signed the CDs. For more details please see the links below.
We want to thank Lara, Paul and Ana for bringing us such beautiful and moving music, sung with such passion, skill, power and sensitivity – a magical afternoon, raising funds (£960-00) for the following two good causes, ‘Help 4 Refuge Children Charity’ and St. Simon and St. Jude R.C Parish Church.
salms 104:33 - I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.