Songs of Praise

THANKS to funding secured from Banbridge District Council’s Good Relations Programme, ‘Songs of Praise’, a local community initiative led by Banbridge Inter-clergy Fellowship, makes a welcome return with two special Christmas performances on Sunday 9 December 2012.

The Iveagh Cinema, Banbridge is the venue for this celebration of seasonal songs with performances at 3.30pm and 8.15pm.

Both events will feature Banbridge Ladies Community Choir with piano accompaniment by Billy Chambers, conductor Norman Brown, local singers Aoife Hutchinson, Lynn Laverty and Paula Jordan plus the Banbridge Concert Orchestra.

Renowned pianist, composer, conductor and adjudicator Ivan Black, recognised for his work with the BBC and Ulster Orchestra will once again be performing at this very popular event and will be encouraging the audience to offer all sorts of musical ‘advice’ as he attempts to compose a Christmas piano concerto on the spot.

Tickets for both events are free and are available on a first come first served basis from Banbridge District Council Civic Building and Banbridge Leisure Centre from Thursday 22 November. A maximum of four tickets may be issued to an individual. Guests attending may make a donation to the Council Chairman’s nominated charity, Cancer Research UK.

For further information contact Banbridge District Council Leisure and Development Department on T: 4066 0605.