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      Thursday 11, December 2014

      WATCH: Salford Cathedral welcomes in Christmas with a carol concert

      THE Ceremonial Mayor of Salford City Council, Christine Hudson, hosted a Christmas Carol concert at the Salford Cathedral last night.


      Father Michael Jones, the Dean of the cathedral welcomed the congregation and there were readings from the Chief Inspector of the GMP, Steve Howard and the City Director of Salford Council, Jim Taylor.


      The free event started at 7.30pm and the audience was encouraged to join in with their favourite Christmas carols such as ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’ and embrace the festive season.


      The BBC Philharmonic and The GMP band provided music throughout the night and Roman Catholic primary and secondary schools from across the city had short performance slots.


      Performances included a female quintet from The Swinton High School, a nativity play by The Cathedral School of St Peter and St John PR Primary and a choir from St Edmunds RC Primary.


      There was also a short performance by the newly formed Salford City Council staff choir. 


      The offertory collection will be split between The Ceremonial Mayor’s Charity Appeal; in support of The Andrew Cook Music Award Trust, Salford Young Carers Service and the Salfordian Trust.


      Ian Stewart, the City Mayor of Salford ended the concert with a parting message in which he thanked the performers and wished the congregation “a very very merry Christmas and the best possible New Year to be had”.


      City of Salford carol service at The Salford Cathedral by Slidely Photo Gallery


      by Sofia Rewilak and video by Emily Paterson