The Headley Christmas Concert —16 December 2017

The Programme

Photos by Angus McKay

Members of Headley Theatre Club started the show with their traditional rendition of 'Snow Falls'

Children from the Holme School sang a couple of numbers.

Santa (Neil Hardinge) insisted on the MC (Jo Smith) reading jokes from his mini-sack.

Santa's reindeer (Zak White and Nigel Owens) gave us a rendition of a 'rap' – "without us, Santa's nothing!"

Hilary Bishop's school of dance & drama performed pieces from 'The Nutcracker'

Next up were St Francis choir with a couple of musical numbers …

… accompanied by Jo Levy on the keyboard
(Dil Williamson-Smith, in the background, was the other MC)

Toby Spiller gave a passionate explanation to Santa about why he hadn't been naughty this year.

Kathryn Witts recited "In Flanders on Christmas Morn"

Simon Parton gave us the true story of 'Silent Night' …

… after which Nigel Owens sang it to the guitar of David Burnham.

Rachel Spiller gave us a dramatic weather forecast!

The 'Christmas Choir' formed for this show gave us the first of their two numbers …

… then Penny McKay and Jean Teuten gave us 'Sweet Little Jesus' as a duet.

The MC explained to the Reindeer that technology had now made them redundant!

And the first half of the show ended with ASH Puppets.

The second half starterd with another dance from the Hilary Bishop school.

David Burnham reprised his role as Scrooge from last year's Bah Humbug by giving us a reading from "A Christmas Carol"

Marion Davey was back in school again, telling us of preparations for a School Nativity.

Wendy Downs sang 'Second Star to the Right'

Nigel Owens and Gav Dickie sang 'Do They Know It's Christmas' with backing.

Penny McKay recited Longfellow's 'Christmas Bells'

Mel White sang about the 'Twelve Days After Christmas'

Deb Williamson sang 'The Christmas Song'

Followed by her mother, Dil Williamson-Smith, singing 'Santa Baby'

Jo Smith led the cast singing 'All I Want For Christmas'

And we ended in traditional style with the audience joining us in singing 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'

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