2015 Swayfield and Corby Glen
The first performance of The Jesus Story musical was held at Swayfield Village Hall on Friday 17 April 2015. The second was held at Corby Glen Church Street Rooms on Sunday 19 April 2015.
A choir of over 20 sang the story, accompanied by a band of keyboard, drums and two guitars. The conductor was Janet Roberts who did an excellent job of keeping the music harmonious! A narration linked the songs.
Both halls were filled to capacity and the audiences joined in with two of the songs, with gusto. The following letter of appreciation sums up the response:
The Jesus Story – brilliant! Wasn’t sure what to expect, but was totally surprised and inspired by the very professional, enjoyable, simplicity of the presentation.
The orchestra was superb and the choir exceptional – such beautiful music and I could hear every word.
As you said – it is a gift from God – has to be, to send one away feeling so elated and joyful. Thank you – it must be heard again and again – it deserves such recognition. Please convey my thanks to all concerned – so very much appreciated.
2016 Harrowby Lane, Grantham; Edenham; Morton
WOW!!!! What an incredible treat!
A really uplifting experience…
These were comments received after the performance of The Jesus Story musical, written by Revd Richard Rice-Oxley in Harrowby Lane Methodist Church, Grantham, and Edenham Church. Around 100 people came and enthusiastically joined in two rousing choruses. As the Vicar of Edenham said, The Jesus Story was a fitting beginning for Holy Week.
The Jesus Story was performed by The St Hugh’s Singers and Friends on Sunday 14 May 2017 at 3pm in St Hugh’s Church, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe. The musical director was Duane Tow and the pianist Monica Cooper.
The Jesus Story was performed at St Paul’s Church, Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe, on 18 May 2018