Hertford Choir Care Home Video

The Plymouth Brethren Christian Church visited an old people’s care home in Hoddesdon to perform a concert for them on 24th December 2013. Over 40 enthusiastic choral students from Hertford and Barnet spent many hours, often in the evenings practicing the songs, to a high standard.

The group consisted of a senior choir and a junior choir, who toured the home separately, performing in the many day rooms to the residents a wide variety of gospel songs and old favourites. He, Candy Cane Lane, Autumn Leaves and Onward Christian Soldiers, were some of the songs performed.

The harmonious music was greatly appreciated by the elderly residents, who joined in with the rhythm by foot tapping and clapping, and singing along to the music.

They were all presented with a goody gift bag as a present, which they were delighted with.

Comment from the Senior Events organiser of the nursing home was ‘you can see how much they are enjoying it by the look on their faces, it will be so interesting to hear their comments afterwards and over the next few days, this enjoyment will stay with them’.

It became evidently clear the performers enjoyed the event as much as the residents. Their message to the home was ‘We are doing this because we enjoy making people happy by singing to them’

40 thoughts on “Hertford Choir Care Home Video”

  1. rubber dukky says:

    that was amazing
    probaly the best video and singing and choice of songs as any other of the recordings on this website.
    Like the girls hair as well, they all look very very pretty
    why does one of the grannies go and hug to of the singers in the middle?????
    Hope you do lots more of this singing it’s impressive but why sing I feel so young at a nursing home?????

    1. np says:

      Yes, that was such a sweet granny! she came and hugged everyone on the front row – saying “I love you, I love you, I love your singing!”
      Meanwhile her carer was trying to take her away!

      Yes, we all felt very young – but by the looks on their faces you could tell that they really appreciated you coming and cheering up their day – very rewarding 🙂

  2. Me says:

    great stuff

    R u gunna do it again?

    Sweet hugging?



  3. jayden says:

    great stuff


  4. BJ says:

    Good on you all….only one thing I would love to ask . . . smile 🙂 and then some!!! Its like talking on the phone, if you smile while you sing, it comes through in your voice, and makes everyone listening happy too . . . pretty cool tho!

  5. TRW says:

    This is awesome. Even the 3 year olds love it. Cheers everyone up, especially when you can’t get out and about for a few weeks.
    Wish we could hear all the songs.
    Keep it up, looks like all the old, middle aged & young people enjoyed it.

  6. Granny says:

    Why just at Christmas? How about at the end of summer term as well?
    Those old folks need cheering up all the time!

    1. :0) says:

      That’ud be a v. good idea!
      What does everyone else think?

    2. nonamouse says:

      I think it’s a gr8 idea

  7. Proud Aunty says:

    Wow! What a lot of hard work practicing to perfection.
    Roll on Winter 14 and an even bigger choir.

  8. Z57K says:

    great singing u lot!!!! the grannies and grampses certainly seemed enthusiated with it all!!!!

  9. Granny says:

    Listening to this video made us old people at home happy too!
    Thanks a bunch!!

  10. ;) says:

    WOW awesome guys! Bet it cheered up all the gramps & grans Christmas! 🙂
    got any videos of the whole thing??? or recordings?
    Keep it up!

  11. Scout says:

    Hey that is quite cool!!! can i just ask wot was the boy doin dressed up in a suit and hat???!!!

    1. RC says:

      I think it’s something to do with the Candy Cane Lane song….

  12. gop05 says:

    Great work you chaps and chapesses…
    KEEP IT UP!!!

  13. Someone says:

    Great singing!!!
    What is the boy and girl bowing in the middle of it about????

    1. me says:

      bowing & meant to be walking along candy cane lane & that sort of thing I think you will find! sounds great doesn’t it!?!

  14. Harvey McM says:

    Great singing!!
    Would it be possible to have mp3 tracks of each song?

  15. ET says:

    Great singing! It obviously stirred conducting memories with some of the listeners.

    1. Fran B says:

      Awwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!! Those kids hugging that old lady!!! Sweetest thing ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Good choice of songs too….recognise a few!

    2. Me #2 says:

      thats awesome singing! aww the people looked like they were loving it especially the old man 🙂 keep it up…

  16. Jason says:

    heart warming stuff, love the kids faces!

  17. mollie says:

    WOW that is creds.. never heard such good singing in my life… made my day… keep it up kids…

  18. jonny! says:

    excellent…. that is so good like…. can’t believe it….!!! got gregg and braden singing so that is why is sounds so great……….!

  19. :0) says:

    Thankyou fans!

  20. HH says:

    AWESOME! No doubt about it – you made those residents happy and their devoted carers too! I expect they’re all looking forward to you going again…
    Well done all of you for spreading some of the Christian Sunshine!!

    1. Bug says:

      Yep we are definitely going there again. It was great fun!!!!

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