We shared an excellent evening of Christmas music provided by BSAB. The music included
- Christmas Flourishes
- Winter’s Snow
- A Christmas Bolero
- Carol of the Bells
- Rudolph Around the World
- French Christmas
No ticket was required for tonight’s event, however a collection was taken during the evening in aid of the charity Brothers In Arms.
Brothers in Arms is Scotland’s first mens mental health charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. They are a volunteer charity so that all funds raised go directly to the projects we launch, using digital tech, films and social media are able to reach out to all parts of Scotland and both deliver support and raise awareness to men and boys, no matter where they are. Kris and Kieran from the charity both spoke from the heart, as they shared their own personal stories about how their lives have been affected by mental health issues or suicide.
The collection tonight raised almost £900, which was presented to Chris and Kieran during the evening.
We featured two vocal soloists tonight:
– Daniel McMillan (vocal) sang When Love was Born
– Marjory Watson (vocal) sang Saviour’s Day
Marjory also led the congregation and the band in singing the Twelve Days of Christmas. The congregation was split in the various days of the song with the band allocated day 5 – 5 gold rings!
The programme also include the timbrels playing to the march Goldcrest.
As we entered a more reflective part of the evening, Chris Shanks shared the euphonium solo In Gardens of Peace followed by the band playing Christmas Idyll. David Kendall shared some reflections before the band concluded our time of reflection with Who Is He?
A great night of festive music was concluded with the band playing A Christmas Finale.
Thank you to everyone who came along tonight, we hope we’ve helped you feel more festive. Thank you so much for your generosity in helping us raise a fantastic amount of money for Brothers In Arms.