THE Emergency Services carol concert took place last night in front of a packed audience at Chester Cathedral, with performances from the Cheshire Fire Choir and the Cheshire Constabulary Band.
An emotional rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Rising’ was performed by men and women from Cheshire Fire Services in remembrance of Emergency Service personnel who lost their lives during 9/11 and others who have died in their line of work.
The concert, in its tenth edition, also featured Broad Lane Church of England School’s award winning choir, starting proceedings with a rendition of Silent Night and other carols.
Before the event, Chief Fire Officer Paul Hancock said: “We have been running the Concert in conjunction with our fellow emergency services for the last 10 years now and found it to be extremely popular.
“The Concert is a fantastic opportunity for people to get into the festive spirit by joining in with the festive music in the magnificent surroundings of Chester Cathedral.”
The congregation also joined in with hymns and bible readings were made by Canon Jane Brooke and chaplains from the Police, Fire and Ambulance Services.