Mormon congregation hosts Christmas show

Kettering mayor Jim Hakewill and his wife Christine (centre) with members of the Mormon church choir at their festive concert.

Kettering mayor Jim Hakewill and his wife Christine (centre) with members of the Mormon church choir at their festive concert.

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About 200 people enjoyed a Christmas concert hosted by the Kettering Mormon congregation at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, off Rothwell Road.

An enthusiastic choir of about 35 members of all ages performed an evening of spiritual and festive songs for the Christmas season.

Jim Hakewill, mayor of Kettering, was one of the guests of honour as was his wife Christine.

He had attended last year as deputy mayor and was asked again.

After the 90 minute event, he said he had a wonderful evening.

The choir consisted of members as young as 14 upwards. They had spent many hours practising for three months before the event, on Friday, December 21.

The programme also included solos, duets and two readings.

A popular reading was an alternative version of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ performed by member and local teacher, Pamela Parker.

The choir director, Holly Carter, planned the programme to appeal to a wide range of ages and she was ably supported by pianist James Parker, 22, recently returned from a two-year voluntary full-time mission in Las Vegas, Nevada.