ILKLEY & DISTRICT U3A

 Christmas Celebration Concert 2018

The main hall at Clarke Foley was packed with members and guests the Mayor, Stephen Butler, his wife Kate and Una Macleod, manager of the Clarke Foley Centre, on Saturday 15th December for a Christmas celebration concert.

Mary Podesta greeting everyone.On arrival tea, coffee and biscuits were served by the volunteer catering staff under the direction of Bonnie Fourie.


Mary Podesta welcomed everyone to the concert.........



Ruth Johnson at the piano. ........ and pianist Ruth Johnson encouraged the audience into the festive spirit with some Christmas tunes.




The concert continued with two U3A music groups - the Swinging Sixties and Intermediate Guitars - who entertained splendidly with some songs from the sixties and other old favourites.

                           The swinging Sixties on the left of the stage.            The Swinging Sixties on the right of the stage.

The Swinging Sixties included such songs as Sweets for my Sweet (the Searchers), Sloop John B (the Beach Boys) and When I'm 64 (The Beatles)..........

Intermediate Guitars.

........ whilst the Itermediate Guitars sang "You are my Sunshine" and other well known numbers.


Sue Butler reads a story.


After a break for mulled wine and mince pies, U3A Chair, Sue Butler, read a Christmas story poem to her young audience.


Ukelele group singing some familiar songs.




The Ukelele 2 group played some familiar Christmas numbers.



The Mayor, his wife and the manager of Clark Foley join in with the carol singing.



The morning was rounded off by some rousing communal carol singing.


                     What a great way to start Christmas!



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