21 Apr 2018
Thunderous Reception For All-Comers Orchestra And Singers
As the lights flickered in Farrington Gurney Memorial Hall on Saturday April 21st 2018 and thunder crashed outside ‘From the Top’ All-Comers Orchestra played their second concert! Joining them were the newly formed Mixed-Voice Singers, making their debut performance after only fourteen weeks rehearsal time.
The orchestra began with selections from ‘Les Miserables’ and then, very fittingly, played Strauss’s Thunder and Lightning Polka! Renditions of ‘Pennsylvania 65000’ and the ‘Chicken Dance’ gave the audience a chance to join in the fun. ‘Lord of the Dance’ was a toe-tapping ending to the evening but not before the orchestra demonstrated just how far they have progressed in a year with a fantastic performance of the 1st Movement of Dvorak’s New World Symphony.
The Mixed-Voice Singers drew loud applause and cheers for their performances of ‘It’s A Grand Night for Singing’, Banaha with djembe accompaniment and clapping and ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’ complete with train whistles and drum kit. They sang with smiles and great enthusiasm!
This fabulous evening, with cakes, wine and coffee was raising money for Pancreatic Cancer and the National Osteoporosis Society. A total of just over £400 will be divided between the two charities. Congratulations to all the performers! New members to either group are always welcome.