Carols by candlelight’s a musical treat

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The Sacred Heart Singers are presenting their annual Christmas Carols By Candle Light evening tomorrow at 7pm, at The Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Talbot Road.

The popular celebration is one of the busiest nights in the Blackpool church’s advent calendar and attracts parishioners, Blackpool residents and visitors.

Despite the winter weather, last year’s Christmas Carols By Candlelight saw the church packed to capacity as record numbers arrived to sing along and enjoy mince pies and mulled wine.

Jackie Scot, choir mistress and lead organist at Sacred Heart Church said: “The evening is one of the most popular events in the parish and with our easily accessible town centre location attracts a lot of visitors and local residents as well as our regular parishioners. Every year we see the attendance growing and people really do enjoy the peaceful and harmonious atmosphere as well as a great opportunity to join in and sing along. Last year was truly amazing and so many people from all areas of Blackpool turned up to make the evening such a success.

“We will be performing a beautiful selection of traditional and classic Christmas carols accompanied by superb live music including flutes, violins and of course the magnificent grand church organ.”

One of the highlights of the evening is a solo performance by church cantor Natalie Daymun.

“There is no doubt that people really love to sing along and take a moment out of their hectic shopping schedules to relax and lift their spirits,” says Jackie. “Many people come and talk to us afterwards to say what a peaceful and refreshing experience the carol singing is and it quite simply is heavenly.”

Parish priest, Canon Robert Dewhurst is looking forward to welcoming the resorts Christmas Carol enthusiasts.

“We are very proud and privileged to have such a wonderful group of dedicated singers and talented musicians who kindly give up their time to perform for this exquisite experience in the parish,” he said. “It is loved and enjoyed by all who attend.”

The Grade 2 listed building is widely recognised as a hidden gem of Blackpool’s architectural heritage and masterpiece of church craftsmanship and design.

Mince pies and mulled wine will be served following the carols.

Christmas Carols By Candle Light starts at 7pm.