In 2008, when Tony Henk first suggested a broadcast of the 9 Lessons & Carols Service could be sent, via the internet, live from the Church of Our Holy Redeemer in Stornoway and could then be aired on Angel Radio I was delighted. In 2009 we again were pleased to air the service live.
In 1999 Angel Radio had a live link with the ABC Network, which saw our little radio station broadcast coast to coast across Australia each week for 8 weeks. We have now also had several live links with the USA.
Back to Stornoway, Tony Henk and his team in Stornoway did all the difficult technical work while I just sat by the link in Havant waiting for the 30 minute countdown to begin . . .
. . and I waited, and waited until panic started setting in with just 15 minutes to go . . . . and my appleMac decided it wouldn't accept the stream. So I grabbed a laptop and rushed into the studio, connected it up with just a few seconds to spare . . . . and hey presto the link was working and by the wonders of modern technology the angelic voices of a choir in Stornaway were enjoyed by thousands of listeners to Angel Radio.
The Church of Our Holy Redeemer in Stornoway was originally a wooden hut, which was replaced in the 1990s. The new church burn't down and another replaced it. It was from this beautiful building that the concert was broadcast.
To hear the concert please ensure your speakers are on.