Midleton Male Voice Choir held their Candlelight Christmas Carol Service on Thursday last in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital chapel. Under musical director Mary Walsh , accompanied by Ber Twomey on piano, Mezzo Soprano Deborah Desmond and Kieran O' Driscoll on Clarinet the choir sang to a crowded church.
Held in the second week of Advent the service helps people reflect on the real meaning of what Christmas is about. The church, lit only by candlelight, created a warm and comforting atmosphere.
Of particular note was the performance of Deborah Desmond's rendition of The Magnificat and The Angels Chorus, accompanied by Kieran O' Driscoll on clarinet.
The combination of a candlelight chapel, audience participation, and harmonised seasonal favourites such as O Holy Night and Silent Night made for a lovely atmosphere on the evening.