What a way to end another fantastic year of performances and opportunities at Enter CIC with a performance entitled ‘Christmas Spirit’. This year our Christmas performance was a showcase of the work that our young people have been involved with throughout 2013.
On Sunday 8th December and Wednesday 11th December 2013 we provided the community with a free performance. The performances took place at The Methodist Church in erryhill and The Enter Centre in Ferryhill. We were delighted to welcome friends and family from our local community and an array of dignitaries to The Enter Centre event including Mrs Sue Snowden the Lord Lieutenant of County Durham (pictured right with our young people), Mrs Pauline Charlton Chairman of County Durham Council and Mayor of Durham, Mrs Elizabeth Bruce Mayor of Chilton, Michael Banks Assistant Chief Constable of Durham Police Force, Councillor Christine Potts, Councillor Brian Avery, Paula Nixon AAP, Barbara Gubbins Chief Executive County Durham Community Foundation, Vivien Stapely Sir James Knott Trust and several headteachers from local schools.
The evenings featured an array of songs including the fantastic sacred Christmas carol Gaudete (“rejoice” in Latin) published in Piae Cantiones in 1582. The young people performed acapella and astounded the audience with their rendition of the carol. Another big hit of the night was the classic carol White Christmas, again performed acapella with a great comedy sketch that left the audience crying with laughter.
At the end of the performance on Wednesday Mrs Sue Snowden addressed the audience and spoke about the outstanding performance and strengths of the young people. This was seconded by Mrs Pauline Charlton who praised the young people for their dedication and hard work.
In 2013 our young people have performed at some amazing venues including Durham Cathedral, but it was wonderful to see them performing for their own community on home ground. A lovely evening with very special guests and amazingly talented young people.
has some really talented performers of all ages”
Councillor Elizabeth Bruce, Mayor of Chilton
Michael Banks, Deputy Chief Constable, Durham Constabulary
Councillor Christine Potts
Raring to Go – Tees Durham
Margaret and Brian Shepherd
Nancy and Ken