Each year Sacred Wing perform a concert at All Hallows. Sacred Wing are a group of some of the members of the Gay Abandon choir and some members of the congregation of All Hallows who like to sing sacred music, they came together to form a choir for this purpose. Their main performance is at All Hallows each year just before Christmas. This year they are performing Karl Jenkins’ Songs of Sanctuary along with a “sing-a-long-a-carols” session in the second half. The concert is on Sunday 16th December at 7:30pm at All Hallows. Entrance is free but there will be a collection for charity.
Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 7:00pm to 10:30pm
The Magical Christmas tree tour sees the combination of three great artists Maggie Boyle, Pete Morton and Chris Parkinson and a tree! Not just any old Christmas tree, but a very magical one. It makes these three unsuspecting folk performers do things they wouldn’t do the other eleven months of the year. After four successful seasons touring the UK, this December show is a festive treat, where the audience pick scrolls from the tree and make every night a unique occasion!
This is a high-flying combination: … a singer/ songwriter extraordinaire, a superb traditional singer and one of the folk scenes most sought-after instrumentalists. Pete, Maggie & Chris all excel in their own departments. Together they deliver a richly textured collection of vibrant new songs, beautiful old carols and stunning instrumentals plus all three voices in three-part harmony… and they have a great time doing it. Superb acoustic music!
All Hallows was privileged to be able to host a concert by the Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir on Wednesday 10th October. The advertising said that the choir “will wow audiences with their mix of traditional African music, dance and drumming” and we were not disappointed! Although turnout was lower than hoped the choir treated us as if performing to royalty. The joy, passion, exuberance and energy of the choir was infectious and there were broad smiles all round. We managed to raise over £700 to support the choir. Here are just a few quotes from people:
- “It was absolutely fantastic last night. The atmosphere was incredible and the choir were so happy. “
- “It was such a privilege to have them with us, and to be declared royalty by Mr Gerry!!!! “
- “The atmosphere was fantastic and the performance was brilliant, the joy and passion was infectious and did my back a power of good.”
Here are just a couple of highlights (and Vicar Steve wants one of those wigs!)
The internationally acclaimed ‘Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir’ are touring the UK again this autumn to raise much needed funds for their schools and homes back in Uganda and they are coming to All Hallows to wow us with their mix of traditional African music, dance and drumming!
The Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir are part of the charity Pearl of Africa Child Care that works in Uganda to improve the health, education and welfare of people suffering through disease, war and poverty. More information cane be found on their website.
They will be with us on Wednesday 10th October and the concert starts at 7:15pm. Entrance will be £5 for adults and £2 for children. There will be an interval and the opportunity to purchase goods to support the choir.
Do please come and bring your friends to enjoy their music as well as supporting their work.
Thursday 11th October at 7:30pm
The Live at All Hallows series of gigs returns for our autumn run. We start with a rare trip to Leeds for Canadian singer-songwriter Miriam Jones with support from Leeds’s own Flocks. Miriam is probably best known in the UK for her appearances at the Greenbelt arts festival. She’s passing through Yorkshire enroute home from Scotland and we jumped at the chance to host her.
Miriam has a way of singing the soul back home without putting it to sleep. Poppy and light? Yes. Soulful and reflective? Indeed. Folky and human? Absolutely.
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The next Live at All Hallows gig sees a visit from the Bradford-based folk-inspired indie band Wilful Missing with support from Wakefield’s Fran Smith.
For further information and reviews of the band visit the Live at All Hallows event website