Choir with a difference to sing at Christmas market

PUBLISHED: 19:40 01 December 2017

Catherine Smith and Wendy Sergeant.

Catherine Smith and Wendy Sergeant.

n/a

A Portishead rock and pop choir will perform at a charity event in Weston-in-Gordano next week.

Vibe Pop/Rock Choir will entertain shoppers at a Christmas market by singing festive songs to get people in the seasonal mood.

Co-director Catherine Smith told the Times: “Wendy Sergeant and I are two local choir leaders who set up Vibe together in January. It’s an 80-strong choir, although about 50 singers will be at the Christmas market.

“We sing acapella arrangements of pop and rock songs of all different styles – anything from Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah to Shine by Take That.

“We’re learning a couple of Christmas songs this term in preparation for our festive concert at Somerset Hall at the end of November, so we’ll have those to perform at the market too. The other songs we’ll sing will be upbeat pop/rock ones.”

Festive markets are being held at The White Hart, off Clevedon Road, every Thursday from 4-9pm up until Christmas. Entry costs 50p, with the money raised going to the Changes Bristol charity.

Vibe will take to the stage on December 7 at 7.30pm.

Organiser Pilar Amores, from Two Crowns Event Management in Portishead, said: “We’re delighted to have Vibe Pop/Rock Choir at our event on December 7.

“They will definitely help create a wonderful atmosphere.

“We’ve secured lots of lovely stalls selling everything from locally-made and sourced food items, festive decorations to interesting gift ideas.”

Crafts, vegan street food, creams, clothes and Christmas tree decorations are among the items which will be sold at the events.

On market days a free transport service will run from The White Hart’s sister restaurant Venga in Portishead High Street from 4-9pm.

Co-owner Chris Yeatman said: “Youngsters who come along will be able to have their faces painted for free by Brushella Face Art.

“We will also have a free Santa post box on site, so children can pop their Christmas wishes in a letter and post it to Father Christmas.

“One of his elves will be dropping in to chat to your little ones and 
the big man himself is down to 
make a guest appearance too, if he can spare the time from his duties getting his sleigh packed for his Christmas Eve deliveries.”

Other Entertainment News

Yesterday, 18:00

Scottish quintet LYLO will perform at the Hy-Brasil Music Club in Bristol later in the month.

Read more
Saturday, July 14, 2018

An energetic comedian will take his 30th anniversary show to Weston next month.

Read more
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A quick-fire comedy improvisation show will have audiences in stitches at The Theatre Shop in Clevedon.

Read more
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Elastigirl takes centre stage in a bid to make heroes super again in The Incredibles 2.

Read more
Sunday, July 8, 2018

The greenest and grumpiest ogre in the swamp is coming to the Bristol Hippodrome this year.

Read more
Sunday, July 8, 2018

A comic take on William Shakespeare’s work will be performed on board the ss Great Britain in Bristol.

Read more
Saturday, July 7, 2018

The sounds of musicals will fill a Clevedon venue next week as a club perform an array of the toe-tapping tunes.

Read more
Thursday, July 5, 2018

A huge line-up of musicians, performers, writers and chefs are descending on North Somerset this weekend, for the return of the not-for-profit Backwell Festival.

Read more
Thursday, July 5, 2018

A beer and cider festival hopes to be the ‘best ever’ as a Lions club raises cash for charity.

Read more
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Parr family will make their grand and long-awaited return to screens this month as The Incredibles 2 promises to be bigger and better than the first one.

Read more

Read Online

Image
Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 17°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

North Somerset Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications