St George’s Church in Hanover Square in the heart of London’s West End provided a fitting venue for Irish Heritage’s “Christmas by Candlelight” concert last night (18th December).
Flickering candlelight created the perfect ambience for a series of readings, solo and choral performances with a Christmas theme. All were enjoyed by a 200 strong audience that enthusiastically joined in the carol singing.
His Excellency, the Ambassador of Ireland, Adrian O’Neill delivered a thoughtful introduction and read two contrasting poems before handing over to baritone Christopher Cull and the Charlemont Singers, actor Niall Buggy and broadcaster Petroc Trelawny to deliver the rest of the evening’s entertainment.
A highlight of the evening was a guest appearance by pianist Adam Heron who received the Irish Heritage Music Bursary for 2017 last month.
The evening concluded with a wine and mince pies reception that was enjoyed by all.