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By Mark Davey
It is almost unheard of for raffle tickets to sell out at an event but at Campbeltown town hall that is what happened.
Seats were at such a premium, for Paula McLean’s Ensemble Choirs’ concert on Sunday afternoon, that choiristers gave theirs to the audience and sat on the stairs between performances.
Many members of the audience stood throughout as they watched and listened to the outstanding performances.
All the female singers opened the show with Kyrie. Followed by The Upbeats singing Jingle Bell Dash, Ding a Dong and Glory Hallelujlah. One Voice with soloist Erin Ferguson sang Away in a Manger and Save the Last Dance.
A composite choir including men and women sang God Only Knows before Tarbert’s finest A-Choired, with soloist Linda Garwood, sang Still a Bach Christmas and Mr Santa. With soloist Annie Curnyn, A-Choired sang The Irish Blessing.
A trio of Lea Watson, Lorna McCallum and Erin Ferguson sang Hallelujah. Male voices combined in The Lowtones for Come Fly with Me, White Christmas and All Through the Night. In between their performances all the female singers lifted the roof with Pack up Your Troubles, In Flanders Fields and with soloist Flora Gillespie: Silent Night.
Soloist Erin Ferguson. 25_c51ensemble01_Erin_Ferguson
All the female singers, 25_c51ensemble02_Kyrie
Tarbert choir A-Choired. 25_c51ensemble03_A-Choired