‘Biggest choir’ raise the roof

the biggest choir in Ayrshire perform at Ayr Town Hall
the biggest choir in Ayrshire perform at Ayr Town Hall

Friday saw the ‘biggest choir in Ayrshire’ along with an audience of over 300 raise the roof in Ayr Town Hall singing to the iconic Lewis organ.

Christmas carols and songs were sung with enthusiasm lead by Ayr’s own acclaimed soprano, Wendy-Anne Wilson.

Superbly compered by Wallace Galbraith, the crowd were in no time stamping and clapping to the infectious rhythms of the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra with their Musical Director, David Moore. The children of St. John’s Primary School stole the show.

Marie Mortimer demonstrated the power of the Lewis organ with an edited version of the Widor Toccata and a tongue-in-cheek rendition of Blackpool Tower Wurlitzer music.

All of this was made possible by an number of people and Marie would like to thank: Councillor Bill Grant, South Ayrshire Council; Michael Hitchon MBE and his team of volunteers; Wallace Galbraith MBE; Alan for providing the Sound & Light; Jean and all the staff of Ayr Town Hall; the Head teacher and Staff of St. John’s Primary School for their enthusiastic support; The Rotary Club of Girvan for the Programmes; the various sponsors of the posters.

Last, but by no means least, the two ladies who did all the hard work – The Marie Curie volunteers, Tricia Watts and Irene McGuinness.