Drive-in carol concerts raise festive cheer

singers outside performing to people sitting in cars

Drive-in Christmas carol concerts at St Mary's Church. - Credit: ANDY KING

Two drive-in Christmas carol concerts have been held at St Mary's Church and raised over £800.

The concerts on December 12 and 19 featured The Great Dunmow Town Band, The Great Dunmow Community Big Voices and Mezzo Soprano Nancy May. Nancy was also presented with an Above and Beyond Award by Great Dunmow mayor Mike Coleman.

Participants in over 90 cars enjoyed the concert which included readings of the Christmas message from members of St Mary's Church and the mayor.

Woman singing, standing near a band

Mezzo Soprano Nancy May performed at the drive-in concert in Great Dunmow. - Credit: ANDY KING

Santa carrying a bag of toys over his shoulder

Santa arrived at the drive-in Christmas carol concert at St Mary's Church, Great Dunmow. - Credit: ANDY KING

Santa dropped in and presented two members of the audience with a hamper from Meadowhill Coffee Shop and The Flitch House. The Little Bagel Box served hot drinks and festive bagels.

The Great Dunmow Town Band has also been trying to lift the spirits by performing music in the town square. 

Band performing in the square

The Great Dunmow Town Band raise festive cheer. - Credit: ANDY KING