Choir visits Bexhill Hospital

IF there is a sure way to any audience’s heart it is a school choir. Pupils from Chantry

Community Primary School last Thursday filled the Irvine Unit at Bexhill Hospital with seasonal cheer.

A jolly mix of carols and Christmas songs brought a record audience to the unit’s atrium for the latest in the Arts in Healthcare recital series, introduced as usual by the Chaplain, the Rev. Neville Barnett.

Standing under a gaily-decorated Christmas tree, the youngsters opened with Jingle Bell Rock, went Dreaming Of A White Christmas and Rocking Around The Christmas Tree and visited O

Little Town Of Bethlehem.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer was an essential as were Away In A Manger and The First Noel.

The choir delighted an audience which extended far beyond the immediate listeners seated under the atrium’s decorations with Last Christmas and Unto Us A Child Is Born.

The enthusiastic youngsters rounded-off a memorable visit with a rousing version of We Wish You A Merry Christmas.

Could there have been a nicer way for patients, visitors and staff to receive this time-honoured benediction?