Against the magnificent backdrop of St James’s Chancery stainglass window we entertained a very appreciative and responsive audience to a unique evening of varied music and song. Our voices soared as we performed familiar modern classics such as ‘Killing me Softly’, ‘Bright Eyes’,and ‘Ain’t we got fun’, and then they took on another dimension as we sang the beautiful and moving ‘Sanctus’ from Faure’s Requiem. The evening concluded with a rousing and at times, very moving, rendition of a medley of songs from Broadway’s longest running shows.
We were very pleased to welcome guests Octangle who performed in both halves of the concert, entertaining in their own unique way.
Our concert was held in aid of Louth Dementia Cafe and Jayne Pegg, who set up and now oversees this much appreciated facility, talked briefly about it’s essence and the value placed on it by both ‘sufferers’ and their Carers.
There is no thank you big enough for Michael who inspires each and everyone of us to reach such musical heights – his humour, his knowledge, his endless encouragement, the fun he injects into our rehearsals —- and Gill, who is ‘the icing’ on our cake, endlessly patient, always supportive, a very talented and innovative pianist. What a formidable pair!!
It was an evening that many will never forget and one that we can all be proud of.