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Advent Carol Service at Christ Church Parish, Lisburn

David Falconer - organist and Dromore Cathedral Choir pictured at the Advent Carol Service in Christ Church Parish, Lisburn on Sunday 3rd December. Dromore Cathedral Choir members Caroline Wallace (second from left), daughters Deborah and Donna (right) and son-in-law Scott Mackey (left) pictured at the Advent Carol Service in Christ Church Parish, Lisburn on Sunday 3rd December. Conductor David Falconer (Head of Music at Wallace High School) and ‘Capella’ the Wallace High School Chamber Choir pictured at the Advent Carol Service in Christ Church Parish, Lisburn on Sunday 3rd December. Catherine Keenan (left) and the South Ulster Brass Ensemble pictured at the Advent Carol Service in Christ Church Parish, Lisburn on Sunday 3rd December.

David Falconer - organist and Dromore Cathedral Choir pictured at the Advent Carol Service in Christ Church Parish, Lisburn on Sunday 3rd December.

Dromore Cathedral Choir members Caroline Wallace (second from left), daughters Deborah and Donna (right) and son-in-law Scott Mackey (left) pictured at the Advent Carol Service in Christ Church Parish, Lisburn on Sunday 3rd December.

Conductor David Falconer (Head of Music at Wallace High School) and ‘Capella’ the Wallace High School Chamber Choir pictured at the Advent Carol Service in Christ Church Parish, Lisburn on Sunday 3rd December.

Catherine Keenan (left) and the South Ulster Brass Ensemble pictured at the Advent Carol Service in Christ Church Parish, Lisburn on Sunday 3rd December.

‘Capella’ the Wallace High School Chamber Choir and choirs from Christ Church Parish, Lisburn and Dromore Cathedral provided a great night of festive praise at an Advent Carol Service in Christ Church Parish, Lisburn on Sunday evening 3rd December.  The choirs were conducted by David Falconer - Dromore Cathedral organist (and Head of Music at Wallace High School) and were accompanied on organ by Richard Yarr - Director of Music (Christ Church) and Catherine Keenan and the South Ulster Brass Ensemble.  The choir anthems were: Matin Responsary, Adam lay y bounden, The truth from above, Nativity Carol, O Holy Night and Drop down ye heavens.  The congregational praise included ‘O come O come Emmanuel’ and ‘O come all ye faithful’.

The Rev Paul Dundas, Rector of Christ Church, led the service and Valerie McConnell - Simon Community and a representative from each choir, read the Bible readings.  In an advent thought, the Dean of Dromore, the Rev Stephen Lowry spoke about the importance of taking Christ into our thoughts this Christmas and ensuring that His love is in our lives and that He is reigning in every day.  The Dean concluded by bringing the greetings of Dromore Cathedral.

The offering of £450 will be presented to the Simon Community Hostel, Lisburn next week.  Refreshments were served in the Church Hall after the service.