On Christmas Eve, six of La Nova Singers entertained the guests and diners at The Kings Arms Hotel in Christchurch. Situated in a rather more unusual performance setting, the bar, they sang to a very warm and appreciative gathering.
Jingle Bells was a definite standout and was performed twice, probably because it involves audience participation…. somebody has to play the bells and there were no shortage of volunteers!!
Variety was the key to this evenings programme: from the well known carol Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas; familiar – but with a different arrangement – Silent Night; to the lesser known Rocking Carol. The set finished with a rousing We Wish You A Merry Christmas – rousing because our version finishes on a top B flat courtesy of Michelle Nova!
After working up an appetite from all that singing, four of us were booked in for a meal and would definitely recommend The Kings Restaurant as the food was delicious!!
– Soprano superstar Debbie Lloyd