The church’s magnificent interior will ring to the sound of Brazilian drummer Claudio and popular songs sung by West End musicals singer Cheryl Smith, whilst the nave will be a temporary catwalk for a fashion show by local clothes shops and a dance floor for two celidhs to the music of Patrick Purves and his band.
Local schools will put on a variety of performances, a local acoustic band will play a series of short sets and the evening will be rounded off with something more familiar to churchgoers: a stirring organ recital.
There will be food (including a hog roast and vegetarian treats from Jolley’s Kitchen) and drink for sale.
Timetable of main events: 6pm Performances by Kidgate and St Michael’s primary schools; 6.40pm Trip To The Roses acoustic band first set; 6.50pm Claudio and Lacey Gardens Junior School drummers parade into church; 7.10pm Fashion Show by Feathers, Luck of Louth, Mode and Spinning Wheel; 7.50pm Drumming by Claudio on promenade around the aisles; 8.10pm Ceilidh No.1; 8.30pm Trip To The Roses second set; 8.40pm Music and poetry by pupils from Cordeaux School; 9pm Cheryl Smith sings Perfect Day, Somewhere (West Side Story) and Memory (Cats); 9.15pm Ceilidh No.2; 9.45pm Organ recital by William Weir.
The Party in the Pews is organised by Louth Town Partnership and is part of the Louth Music Festival.