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Carols in the City - 2006

Lisburn City Centre Ministers pictured at the 2006 Carols in the City Concert in the Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 13th December. L to R: Rev Paul Dundas - Christ Church, Pastor George Hilary - Lisburn Christian Fellowship, Rev Brian Gibson - Railway Street, Rev Dr Brian Fletcher (Guest speaker), Fr Dermot McCaughan - St Patrick’s, Rev Brian Anderson - Seymour Street and Rev John Brackenridge - First Lisburn. Missing from the photo is Canon Sam Wright - Lisburn Cathedral. Robert Davidson - Conductor (left) and Tom Whyte - Chairman (right) pictured with Garvey Silver Band at the 2006 Carols in the City Concert in the Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 13th December. Nuala McGoran - conductor (left) and Maria Gough - Principal (right) pictured with St Joseph’s Primary School Choir at the 2006 Carols in the City Concert in the Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 13th December. Missing from the photo is Nuala’s mother Monica McGoran who accompanied the choir on piano.

Lisburn City Centre Ministers pictured at the 2006 Carols in the City Concert in the Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 13th December. L to R: Rev Paul Dundas - Christ Church, Pastor George Hilary - Lisburn Christian Fellowship, Rev Brian Gibson - Railway Street, Rev Dr Brian Fletcher (Guest speaker), Fr Dermot McCaughan - St Patrick’s, Rev Brian Anderson - Seymour Street and Rev John Brackenridge - First Lisburn. Missing from the photo is Canon Sam Wright - Lisburn Cathedral.

Robert Davidson - Conductor (left) and Tom Whyte - Chairman (right) pictured with Garvey Silver Band at the 2006 Carols in the City Concert in the Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 13th December.

Nuala McGoran - conductor (left) and Maria Gough - Principal (right) pictured with St Joseph’s Primary School Choir at the 2006 Carols in the City Concert in the Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 13th December. Missing from the photo is Nuala’s mother Monica McGoran who accompanied the choir on piano.

The fourth ‘Carols In the City’ concert, organised by the Lisburn City Centre Ministers’ Fellowship was held in the Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 13th December.

Garvey Silver Band led the singing of well-known Christmas Carols - ‘O Come all ye faithful’, ‘O little town of Bethlehem’ and ‘Hark the Herald Angels sing’ and also played a medley of Christmas tunes. St Joseph’s Primary School Choir conducted by Nuala McGoran and accompanied by her mother Monica McGoran, sang ‘No room for Mary’ and ‘Ring the Bells’. Meadow Bridge Primary School Choir, conducted by Angela Campbell and accompanied by Joan Shields sang ‘You are my Brother’ and ‘Love shone down’. Soloist Lynn McAllister from Seymour Street Methodist accompanied by Christine Cairns sang ‘Candlelight Carol’ and ‘Love shone down’. Fr Dermot McCaughan, the new Parish Priest of St Patrick’s, read the Bible reading from John Ch 1. Lindsay Easson, from Seymour Street Methodist, produced a powerpoint presentation entitled ‘Contrasts of Christmas’. David Honeyford and Alistair Cousin (both from Lisburn Christian Fellowship) were in charge of the lighting and sound. Music Matters supplied the piano that was used during the evening.

Angela Campbell - Conductor (left) and accompanist Joan Shields (right) pictured with Meadow Bridge Primary School Choir at the 2006 Carols in the City Concert in the Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 13th December. Soloist Lynn McAllister (left) from Seymour Street Methodist and accompanist Christine Cairns pictured at the 2006 Carols in the City Concert in the Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 13th December. David Honeyford (left) and Alistair Cousin (both from Lisburn Christian Fellowship) were in charge of the lighting and sound at the 2006 Carols in the City Concert in the Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 13th December.

Angela Campbell - Conductor (left) and accompanist Joan Shields (right) pictured with Meadow Bridge Primary School Choir at the 2006 Carols in the City Concert in the Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 13th December.

Soloist Lynn McAllister (left) from Seymour Street Methodist and accompanist Christine Cairns pictured at the 2006 Carols in the City Concert in the Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 13th December.

David Honeyford (left) and Alistair Cousin (both from Lisburn Christian Fellowship) were in charge of the lighting and sound at the 2006 Carols in the City Concert in the Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 13th December.

The special guest was the Rev Dr Brian Fletcher, former president of the Methodist Church in Ireland. In a short Christmas message he spoke of how God gave of himself when he came in Jesus at Christmas and how he became flesh and made his dwelling among us. Unwrapping a selection of presents he asked how God’s greatest love gift will affect us this Christmas: Will it be something of little interest - like a pair of socks; something of immediate excitement like a box of chocolates - that does not last; something unused like a book that perhaps you are too busy to read; or is it a gift from the heart - like God’s gift to us - the gift of having Jesus enter into our lives and being born in us today.

The Rev Brian Anderson compered the concert and thanked all those who took part. In his closing remarks he reminded everyone that, “Jesus is the reason for the season” and Garvey Silver Band appropriately rounded off the evening by playing ‘We wish you a merry Christmas’ as everyone left the auditorium.

Proceeds from the concert (after expenses are paid) will be divided between the ‘The Simon Community’ and ‘Thompson House.’

15/12/2006