Hark! the Herald Angels sing at Oaken Holt

Or rather, at Oaken Holt Nursing Home in Farmoor, the Oxford Male Voice Choir certainly hit the right notes and sang like angels, when they performed at out Carol Concert held at our home on Thursday 14th December.

We held the concert in our newly refurbished foyer and as the picture shows, the choir looked fabulous and the distinctive sounds of their singing rang out throughout our home.

Our residents and their guests were also in good voice for our concert and as we knew some of the carols off by heart, were able to join in at places. A selection of favourite well known carols, from ‘Away in a Manger’ to ‘The Holly and The Ivy’ and ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’.    It was definitely not a ‘Silent Night’ here!

There was even the opportunity for requests, which ensured everyone’s favourite carol was sung so no one missed out on hearing their own personal song.

The choir originated in the late 1920’s and now boasts between 35-40 members. At 86 years young and still with many members with strong Welsh ties, the choir still prides itself in following the Welsh traditions and performed some original Welsh verse and classic Christmas carols before joining everyone for a special Cheese and Wine buffet.

The Choir mingled and chatted with everyone after the concert, making it a very personal experience for everyone.  Everyone really enjoyed this event and it was a really heart-warming and special experience as the concert provided the perfect setting for us to look back on the past year, our events, friends (new and old we have made) and most of all celebrate a joyous occasion with our loved and dear ones.

From all at Oaken Holt, we would like to thank the Oxford Male Voice Choir, residents, care team and all our guests for making it such a memorable and beautiful evening.

We have lots planned at Oaken Holt in the lead up to Christmas and New Year and we are feeling very festive here. We would like to wish everyone Seasons Greetings – have a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

If you would like to find out more about what we are going to be getting up to during the lead up to Christmas, or would like to join us for our festive events, please contact us on 0808 223 5529 or oakenholt.reception@CaringHomes.org.

Oaken Holt

Home Manager

Graeme Redshaw


Eynsham Road,

0808 223 5529
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