Connie Fisher turns on Llandaff’s Christmas lights

November 29, 2012 No Comments »

Hundreds turned out last night to watch Sound of Music star Connie Fisher switch on the Christmas lights in Llandaff.

The singer was the star attraction – alongside Father Christmas – as she switched on the new festive lights in High Street.

The Cathedral School brass band played carols and a choir of 80 girls from the nearby Howell’s School also performed.

Chair of the Llandaff Society, Geoffrey Barton-Greenwood, said it had been a “fantastic evening” with more than 750 people turning out.

“We’re thrilled that following the improvement of our high street and the Queen’s visit, we managed to get dazzling West End star Connie.

“We had a fantastic evening. We were blessed by the Archbishop of Wales, Barry Morgan, who was introduced to Connie.

“There were loads of children to meet Father Christmas. The lighting is most impressive and I couldn’t be more delighted.”

Tonight, Llandaff North will have its Christmas lights switched on.

The event begins at 6pm and boxer Fred Evans, London 2012 Olympic silver medallist, will turn the lights on – alongside Cardiff Blues players Rhys Patchell and Chris Czekaj.

There will also be singers from Hawthorn Primary School Choir and Gabalfa Primary School Choir and a performance from the Cardiff Male Choir. Father Christmas will also make an appearance.

The Christmas tree in the Morganstown Granny Park, Radyr, will be lit on Friday December 7 at 6pm, followed by the one in Lychgate Gardens at 6.10pm, and the main light switch-on in Station Road will take place at 6.45pm, with BBC Wales’ Jason Mohammad doing the honours. Full details can be found on the Radyr and Morganstown Community website.

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