We held our Christmas concert at St Mary’s Parish Church, Thame on December 8th. It was the first to be conducted by our new Choral Director, Helen Swift, and opened with a rousing performance of Gaudete. This set the scene for a very enjoyable evening of music and readings with a Christmas theme. The main work of the first half was Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols in the mixed choir arrangement. We were joined by Jessica Wise, soprano and were accompanied by local harpist Sarah Goss. After mulled wine and mince pies the choir sang some Christmas songs and the audience were invited to join in with some of the carols. These were accompanied by organist and pianist, Geoffrey Heath, who has had a long association with the Society.