Birthday concert for Holy Trinity

Hartlepool Male Voice Choir perform at Holy Trinity Church in Seaton Carew
Hartlepool Male Voice Choir perform at Holy Trinity Church in Seaton Carew

HARTLEPOOL’s Male Voice Choir helped a church celebrate their birthday with a memorable and well attended concert.

The choir performed at Holy Trinity Church in Seaton Carew on Saturday night as part of its weekend birthday celebrations.

They entertained parishioners and guests with a medley of songs from their current catalogue.

The night was a great success and money was raised for the church from a raffle.

After the concert the audience and choir chatted together over cheese and wine.

Duncan Graham, chairman of Hartlepool Male Voice Choir, said: “We performed our current programme which includes a medley called Kings of Swing, Fire and Rain, Something, Rhythm of Life, Hallelujah, Sailing, Mama Don’t Allow and An American Trilogy.”

Popular songs Morte Christie, Lean on Me, Portrait of Love and If I Ruled the World also filled the church.

Duncan added: “The audience were very enthusiastic about or performance and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves even though the choir members won the lion’s share of the raffle prizes.

“We joined the audience afterwards for wine and cheese.”

Holy Trinity Church began its life as a chapel within the parish of Stranton and was consecrated on September 29 in 1831.

In 1841 consent was given for Seaton Carew to become a parish in its own right and funds were raised to extend the church building with a chancel and gallery.

A clock was then added to the church tower and the churchyard was extended. In 1842 a vicarage was built.