Our Christmas performance was once again delivered to an enthusiastic, appreciative audience, who applauded and interacted with the Choir, making this a truly memorable pre-Christmas evening of music and song.
The Meridian Singers were once again thrilled to have Josh and Jo, a very talented local duo, on piano and electric cello, as their guests at the Performance.
Through the monies raised at the Christmas Cracker Performance, a cheque for £400 was presented to Major Rudi Bruinewoud, on behalf of the Salvation Army, in support of the magnificent work they do within our local community. The Salvation Army spread the joy of Christmas up and down the country during this festive season.
What an exciting, unusual, 'euphoric' setting in which to perform two of our hand-clapping, foot-tapping, always popular, audience participating, songs! We were invited to perform in a multi talented, very varied program of entertainment as part of Louth's Zero Degrees mini festival. It was held in the arena of Louth's Livestock cattle market. The roof rocked, the walls vibrated, the audience cheered and clapped, choir members gave a magnificent performance full of energy and enthusiasm.
We enjoyed watching some of the other performers too as we waited for our turn to 'wow' the audience!!
It was a cold, wet, windy evening at the 'seaside' --- BUT --- what a musically exhilarating evening the Meridian Singers presented - full of energy, enthusiasm and passion. It is always a delight for them to perform in front of such a warm, welcoming and appreciative audience, who, once again, delighted in all the songs sung that evening. Such wonderful audience participation during 'Sister Act'
One comment was, "It just looks like you are having so much fun but there is a seriousness in everything you sing." The depth of feeling in 'Deep River', the nostalgia of 'Lake Isle of Innesfree', the pure power of 'Libertango', as for 'Goldfinger' ------ well, the roof was nearly raised!!!
"Everyone looked amazing and were confident from the very beginning to the very end. Outstanding!"
The Meridian Singers' Performance on Saturday evening at the Nichol Hill Methodist Church, elicited many such comments, as the choir performed a varied, exciting and, at times, challenging program of songs and medleys. Astor Piazzolla's 'Libertango' produced an energy that was infectious and which set the scene for many such moments throughout the evening. The Sister Act Medley' and Bond's 'Goldfinger' matched this energy and there was some very enthusiastic audience participation at times, especially during the encore!
The Meridian Singers were superbly supported by the local duo, Josh and Jo, who musically enhanced the evening with their unique and brilliant playing of the piano and electric cello - 'Highway to Hell' and 'Diamonds Are Forever' were but a couple of their extensive repertoire.
This Performance was in support of two very worthwhile Charities; one local, 'Louth Churches For Refugees' and the other far more reaching, 'Christian Aid'.