A wonderful Christmas Celebration

Karl Daymond and his local singing groups
Chepstow Library staff and guests enjoyed a wonderful ‘Christmas Celebration’ on Thursday 5 December. Guests enjoyed listening to Karl Daymond and his local singing groups, all dressed in Victoria costume, who sang a selection of Christmas songs including the very moving ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ which they also signed.

The Friends of Chepstow Library’ entertained guests with seasonal readings to complete a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Karl Daymond and his local singing groups

 

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Evening of Christmas Celebration at Chepstow Library

Karl Daymond and his Chepstow Singing Group
Karl Daymond and his Chepstow Singing Group

Chepstow Library staff and guests enjoyed a wonderful ‘Evening of Christmas Celebration’ on Thursday 12 December. Guests enjoyed listening to Karl Daymond and his Chepstow Singing Group. One of the main talking points was the signing to and the singing of ‘See Amid the Winters Snow’; guests found it very moving.

Stephanie Dovey, Chepstow Town Mayor
Stephanie Dovey, Chepstow Town Mayor

The second part of the evening saw a variety of seasonal readings, including author Dylan Thomas and poet Pam Ayres, being read by library staff and Stephanie Dovey, Chepstow Town Mayor

Singing in Chepstow Library

Karl Daymond, local well known opera singer with Chepstow and Usk Singing Groups

Last evening Chepstow Library played host to Karl Daymond and the Chepstow and Usk Singing Groups, all dressed in Victorian costume, during the library’s Christmas Celebration Evening. Approximately 70 guests were treated to a selection of Christmas carols & songs including ‘White Christmas’ & Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’. One of the highlights of the evening was the group using sign language whilst singing ‘See Amid the Winters Snow’.

Singing Group

Following refreshments the audience enjoyed seasonal readings from various guests, including staff members, a Chepstow County Councillor and a member of the Friends of the Chepstow Library Reading Garden Group. Readings included ‘The Gift of the Magi’ by O. Henry; ‘Pickwick Papers’ by Charles Dickens; ‘Politically Correct Santa’ by Harvey Ehrlich & ‘The Christmas Truce’ by Carol Ann Duffy.

County Councillor Peter Farley reading an excerpt from ‘Pickwick Papers’ by Charles Dickens