On a chilly Saturday evening in November we were treated to some warming singing by the choir. The concert started with one of my personal favourites, Every Time I Feel the Spirit, always a jolly opening to any concert. A traditional mix of lullabies and songs typically associated with Male Voice Choirs followed.
The first half concluded with another of my favourites, African Trilogy. I think this song has been a big success for the choir over the last few years, quite a departure from usual choir repertoire. It is always lovely to hear the solo voice of David Sadler coming over the top of the other voices.
In the second half we heard some new music, a collection of well known Burt Bacharach songs, which I am sure will become a mainstay of the choir’s repertoire in the future. It was the first time I had heard another new piece for the choir, Up Town Funk, and although I was not expecting to like this, it turned out to be one of my favourites for the evening! You never know what SEMVC will serve up next!
The evening was more than ably complemented by ‘Classic Femme’, a ladies quartet of the highest standard, singing in perfect harmony and joining the men in some joint numbers.
I am absolutely delighted that the proceeds from the brilliant concert come to £1,567.25, a fantastic result. Sincere thanks of LWHS trustees go to John Sparkes, whose idea it was to hold a fund raising concert, and who very kindly sponsored the Choir. It was such a superb performance, which was most favourably commented upon by everyone I spoke with.
Andy Sheppard, LWHS