A few months ago a simple conversation took place.
The gist of this conversation was - you know the BBC did that Liverpool Nativity with all the Beatles songs? Well, why don't we do one in Milton Keynes - but pick our own music?
This conversation became a plan and the plan became a script and before anyone knew what had happened, the Shenley Nativity was created...
This was the first Shenley Nativity, but I suspect it won't be the last!
Mike Geaney did an incredible job brining it all together. Paul Randall revealed some more of his technical genius. The cast were on good form, the homeless choir looked appropriately ragged but sang like angels, and the soup was just the ticket!
Highlights included: Joseph's dream sequence - projected on a screen above his head as he slept - Mary's song - from the steps of the church - the homeless choir outside the homeless shelter (the vestry) - the birth cry of the baby (from the shed) - the video link to Herod's Palace - and the star on top of the vestry roof!
We were really very lucky that it didn't rain. The weather was perfect!
Well done to all involved! - and I look forward to next year's performance!