Horncastle is tops with visiting German choir

The Churchies choir from Germany with some of their hosts from Horncastle
The Churchies choir from Germany with some of their hosts from Horncastle
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The visit by the ‘Churchies’ choir from Twistringen in Germany was hailed as a great success.

The 25-strong choir was extremely appreciative of the near capacity audience in St Mary’s Church on Saturday night.

Joined by the Banovallum Singers for their first number, they went on to delight the audience with a varied programme of mainly religious music by German, English, Scandanavian and Israeli composers.

In the second half, the Banovallum Singers performed a range of folk and popular music, coming together with the Churchies for their final number “Lord Make Me an Instrumant of Thy Peace”.

A highlight for both choirs - and particularly for the Churchies - was the support from the public and Horncastle’s mayor Councillor Sandra Campbell-Wardman and councillors Fiona Martin and Richard Avison.

Hosted by members of the Twinning Association and the Banovallum Singers, the Churchies returned to Germany in high spirit.

Group leader Thomas Tamm said: “Tell everyone of our deep thanks for the time we’ve had in Horncastle. We all only met very kind people.”