Poole-based community choir Luminos staged their annual Christmas concert at St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome, raising more than £700 for nominated charity WaterAid UK which works around the world to ensure people have clean drinking water.
The collection was in tribute to Luminos member Moira Muir, a WaterAid supporter, who died in August.
The choir, led by Bridport-based Sammy Hurden and featuring a host of excellent musicians, including cellist Chas Dickie (once of progressive rock giants Van de Graaff Generator), trumpeter Jim Dvorak, double bassist Julia Doyle and multi-instrumentalist Jane Saunders.
The concert included seasonal favourites O Holy Night, Silent Night, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear and Let It Snow, as well as Adiemus by Karl Jenkins, The Lamb by John Tavener and a tribute to Leonard Cohen in the form of Hallelujah.
The church was beautifully decorated for the festive season with its annual Christmas Tree Festival in full swing.