Autumn Concert - Moving and Joyous
A capacity audience of over 300 packed the Church of Christ the Prince of Peace in Weybridge for the choir's Autumn Concert, which this year had the theme 'For The Fallen' to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.
The concert featured as special guests Q Brass, a group of five ex-military bandsmen who added special significance to the moving tribute of remembrance which formed part of the first half of the concert and provided some toe-tapping additions to the joyous celebratory theme of the rest of the evening. The choir was in fine voice throughout what many have described as the best and most enjoyable concert of recent times.
The retiring collection for the Sam Beare Hospice raised a magnificent £624.
There are more pictures of the evening in the photo gallery HERE.
This wonderful concert in front of a packed audience of well over 300 certainly lived up to its billing.
The first half Remembrance section was poignant and soul-stirring with both audience and some choir members being moved to tears. Having Q Brass accompanying the choir in pieces with a military connection just added to the atmosphere.
The second half of the concert in contrast was a real celebration and as a couple of audience members said afterwards
“They looked like they were loving every second of it!”
“It was so nice to see that they were obviously enjoying performing”
The choir’s animated performance of Baba Yetu (Swahili version of the Lords Prayer) with the brass was brilliant! And the concert closed with the choir’s very first performance of Toto’s Africa, a piece they performed with great energy and dynamism.
So a great concert for choir and audience, demonstrating the choir’s versatility and their enjoyment of performing really well.