Acoustics make a song sound that extra bit impressive, and this north Birmingham church is no exception. Our voices were magnified and all the good bits were emphasised – which is great when we’ve spent hours practising over the past few months!
A definite highlight of the night had to be ‘African Prayer’. It’s such a feel good piece, and we had the audience clapping along too! We even had a past member, Stewart Bissell, join us for a few songs as well. It’s always a great feeling to be joined by old faces, and we love welcoming them back.
Star soloists were Steve O’Malley who sang ‘Summer time’ from Porgy and Bess, and our Assistant Conductor Jack Brookes who took solo lines in Billy Joel’s ‘Longest Time’ and ‘Let There Be Peace on Earth’.
Our three pianists, Jack, Steve and Chris also did two intricate piano trios including arrangements of ‘Nimrod’ by Elgar and ‘The Hall of the Mountain King’ by Grieg – six hands on a piano must be a bit of a squash but they made it look easy!
We like to make our concerts a little bit different and this one was no exception. Choir member Mark Evetts recited a very funny monologue by Pam Ayres, whilst Jim Banister provided a stand-up comedy slot – there was something for everyone!
A great evening enjoyed by all! To stay up to date, take a look at our upcoming concerts. And if you didn’t make it, here’s a short video from the concert