Spreading Christmas Cheer for All to Hear.

December 14, 2014 — 64 Comments

Following my concert on Friday with Les Sirenes at the Mackintosh Church in Glasgow, I had the pleasure of performing alongside Troon chorus at their Christmas concert yesterday.

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Troon Old Parish Church

The concert took place at Troon Old Parish Church which the audience filled with Christmas spirit. Troon is just a 45 minute train journey from Glasgow, I had been asked to perform the Benedictus solo in the Haydn mass along with three Christmas songs by my friend Sam Prescott who is the conductor in residence.

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I Loved The Christmas Spirit

I love this time of year! Christmas spirit and sparkling lights illuminate Glasgow in the evening.  I love walking around the city with the happy bustling crowds and Christmas decorations.

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Glasgow has plenty to do and see this time of year including the Christmas market on Argyle Street which brings a wide selection of gifts, themed bars and fast food outlets bringing a European feel to the Scottish streets.

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George Square comes alive as darkness falls and the Christmas lights sparkle and twinkle. You can even put on a pair of skates and take a spin on the temporary outdoor skating rink. All the music and laughter that you hear in the square this time of year fills you with joy and hope for the New year despite the cold temperatures.

 

64 responses to Spreading Christmas Cheer for All to Hear.

  1. 

    You continue to spread good cheer. Good for you!

  2. 

    Such a cheerful, Christmassy post, Charlotte. Lovely photos too!

  3. 

    I’ve never been to Glasgow but now it’s on my to-visit list. Thanks for posting.
    Dale

    • 

      Fabulous, I’d never been to Scotland before I went to study in Glasgow either, Edinburgh is lovely to visit too and only a short journey by road or train away.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

      • 

        I visited Edinburgh back in the early 80s and thought it a beautiful place although it’s probably changed since then (still beautiful though, I bet) but I’ve never been to Glasgow. Time to visit the Celtic cousins I think! Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!
        Dale

  4. 

    Very nice, thank Charlotte. All my best wishes for U

  5. 

    Looks like a very exciting time there. Enjoy the season!

  6. 

    It all looks lovely but a little cold. Your presence certainly added sone warmth and cheer to your surroundings. xo

  7. 

    Beautiful, looks very cold but also very Christmas-y. Cheers!

  8. 

    Your Rusalka’s Song to the Moon brings tears to my eyes. You have a lovely voice. Thank you for following my blog. Merry Christmas!

  9. 

    I love you charlo & I wish you best of luck for chirsmas

  10. 

    I miss Scotland at Christmas. Surprising thought it might seem, Christmas at 40c is not quite the same.

  11. 

    I like all of the photos. Thanks for sharing. I’m glad you had fun.

  12. 

    May the Lord bless you Charlotte, as you celebrate the Christmas season. Have a blessed New Year as well. May the Lord bless you richly my beloved.

  13. 

    Good morning (afternoon) Charlotte! Have a blessed week and thanks for sharing the great photos. You must have milder weather there than in this past of the US this time of year. Most amusements are open down south and closed up in the northern climes here. However, it is much warmer today around 10 C. Jim

    • 

      I think there is some warmer weather coming this week 10-13C, I’m back in Cheshire, but with the warmer weather comes the rain, I’m hoping for a bit of sunshine for the weekend we’re going to the football on Saturday.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  14. 

    you do like scotland dont you and you look great on all your photoes and all the best to you for christmas & 2015 xx

    • 

      Thanks Barbara, if it was a bit warmer it would be ideal  it’s such a compact City, great transport and shopping, have you been? I’m home now and looking forward to finishing work next week then having a nice break.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  15. 

    Glasgow is on the top of my bucket list as is the rest of the British Isles. Everyone who comes back from your town always raves about it and the lovely people who live there. It looks so festive this time of year. 🙂

    • 

      The people make Glasgow it’s true. You would also love Chester the nearest City to where I grew up, much smaller but so much to see in a compact City, the old walls are still there to walk around from Roman times.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  16. 

    You are the expression of Christmas. Cheers. Looking for your 12 days again.

  17. 

    Hey, wonderful pictures and you are looking elegant and beautiful. I also love the lighting during this time of the year. Planning to light my house in a better way this year. 😉 😀

    You enjoyed some of the rides or just stood there for pictures. 😛

  18. 

    Cosy christmasy pictures, Have a great Christmas and thank you for following us in the cheery wood.

  19. 

    Brilliant blog as always Charlotte, lovely photo’s too, you look beautiful in all of them.. I would love the Xmas market.☺️☺️

  20. 

    Brilliant Christmas post dear Charlotte ! I also love this very special and festive time of year ! Thanks for effortlessly getting me into the spirit ! Merry Christmas to you and yours 🙂 ❤

  21. 

    Wow. Glasgow all glammed up! Thanks for following Cila Warncke Writer.

  22. 

    You really can sing! Thanks for following us and we’re happy to reciprocate. Looking forward to hearing more from Glasgow

  23. 

    Thank you for following The Daily Scrap. You have a lovely blog. Look forward to more~

  24. 

    Julia Lezhneva has been touring here recently- just heard her singing in The Messiah – wonderful singer!

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