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Taunton Mayor to host annual carol service

07 December 2022 : Council news, Community, Partnership working

The Mayor of Taunton, Cllr Sue Lees, is once again hosting ‘Carols Around the Bandstand’ in collaboration with the Taunton Charter Trustees, Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) Council and Taunton Team Chaplaincy.

The ever-popular pre-Christmas event will take place in Taunton’s Vivary Park on Monday, 12 December, with musical accompaniment from symphonic wind band, Taunton Concert Band.

Taunton-based choirs will support the sing-along, featuring Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir, The West Somerset Singers, Let’s Sing and in a new addition to this year’s line-up, Rock Choir's South West branch for Clevedon, Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea, Bridgwater and Taunton.

Admission to the event is free, however, donations made towards the Mayor's charity, Taunton Cancer Research UK, will be greatly welcomed.

Visitors are encouraged to wrap up warm, bring a torch or battery-powered lantern, and should congregate by the park’s bandstand for proceedings to start at 6.30pm. Song sheets will be available on arrival.

Cllr Lees said: “I’m very proud to be hosting this year’s carolling event in Vivary Park.  To my mind, there’s no better event in the social calendar to bring about that community feeling and sense of togetherness from having attended – it’s the perfect remedy to lift one’s mood during winter and to get into the festive spirit!

“I invite everyone to join us for a truly festive, family friendly, sing-along and remember not to forget your lanterns, torches and festive hats!”