Luminos, a Poole-based community choir, held its annual Christmas concert at St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome, raising more than £700 for WaterAid UK, the charity 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 last August.
Led by Bridport-based Sammy Hurden, the choir featured 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 programme was produced and printed by Lesley Shand Funeral Directors of Corfe Mullen, which is part of the Douch Family Funeral Directors collective, and designed by Emma Regan from the firm