December 14, 2020
COVID FAILS TO KICK CHOIR INTO TOUCH
It’s been said so often in the town that Christmas starts with the Linlithgow Rugby Club Choir joining with others in the Day Care Centre’s Carol Concert.
This year is going to be so different. There will be no group singing in St Ninians Craigmailen church, no collection for St Michael’s Day Care Centre and no festive drinks in the rugby club afterwards.
Instead, the members of the 30-strong choir have worked tirelessly in their homes during lockdown to produce a Christmas video with a selection of their favourite carols.
Each singer has practised and produced his own part in each of the carols, recorded them and sent them to the choir’s producer who has married all the parts into a final version which will – of course – stand comparison with any professional group.
This Christmas masterpiece will be given its public airing on Friday December 18 when it will be available to be viewed by the public on https://youtu.be/rA4QBFel4-I . Just press Ctrl and the link to view the video.
The choir chairman Peter Russell told the Gazette: “It has been almost a year since we sang as a choir but I know that the guys have not been idle. We have been producing songs online and keeping our voices in good shape by practising and recording a few of our standard numbers.
“We hope that this Christmas offering will fill the gap left by our inability to sing in a carol concert this year and that our many supporters will find it uplifting and enjoyable. We hope they have as merry a Christmas as possible and look forward to seeing them when we perform our next concert in the year ahead.”
For further information contact Colin McGill on 07976224412