Makin’ MuZic carols around the Christmas tree

17 December 2019

On Wednesday 18th December, local choir “Makin’ MuZic” are set to perform carols around the beautiful 25ft Norway Spruce at Newbridge Square from 17.15.

inSwindon BID Company Ltd, with support of local businesses from around Newbridge Square in the town centre, installed the impressive Christmas tree last month. As part of their objective, inSwindon BID put a call out to local community groups and choirs for the opportunity to perform around the tree. Makin’ MuZic, originally formed in Swindon in August 2008 by Zurich Insurance Group employees, saw this as a fantastic opportunity to perform to their colleagues as well as general members of the public as they pass through on their way back to the bus or train station.

The ‘Makin MuZic choir has never stopped growing in confidence and ability as it continues to evolve, welcoming members to join from all across Swindon.

James Heydon, who heads up the choir said: “Makin’ MuZic is a choir of between 20 and 30 people who love singing and performing together. We are based in Swindon and sing a wide range of music including pop, modern choral, folk, swing and musicals. We are passionate about engaging with the local community and perform at many charity events and fund-raising concerts. We also regularly sing out in the community at various local care homes.

“We have recently held our annual Christmas concert raising over £600. We sang a selection of classic Christmas songs and carols which we will be performing again around the Christmas tree in Newbridge Square on Wednesday 18th December.”

Angie Blackford, Marketing Coordinator for inSwindon BID is delighted to have the choir perform: “We’ve had such wonderful comments about the tree where it has really brightened up this part of the town centre. To have Makin’ MuZic perform will be fantastic to see and we hope people who are passing through either at the end of a working day, or as they’ve finished some Christmas shopping in the town centre, are able to join us for a song or two.”

Makin’ MuZic will be performing from 17.15 until 18.00 on Wednesday 18th December at Newbridge Square in the town centre. With only a week to go until the big day, there’s no better time to join them for a sing-a-long and mince pie and really get yourself into the festive spirit.