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After a worrying wait for the coach (the driver had gone to Lympne school!) we finally boarded the coach for our journey to Upminster. The Barking and Dagenham choir had pulled out all the stops, making us feel very welcome. We had a fantastic evening, performing to a packed church and were provided with a delicious tea (almost a banquet) before the concert. It was a well balanced programme of Handel, Verdi and Rossini - with Handel's Hallelujah Chorus raising the roof before the interval, prompting a standing ovation from the audience - that's a first! It was good to meet up with our friends from Dagenham and we look forward to seeing them again in the future
Another great evening with over 30 choir members and friends getting together for an informal fun evening. There was a brain sizzling quiz, good food and company and magnificent raffle! Money raised will go towards the coach trip to Dagenham in March.
A large, jolly, flag waving crowd attended the Lyminge Prom on Saturday 23 June. Choir and audience really raised the roof with their singing and the evening was a great success raising over £350 for Lyminge Village Hall maintenance fund. Musical Director, Adrian Bawtree arranged a fantastic programme to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee which included; Coronation Anthems, The Lion King and the usual pomp and circumstance at the end. Miguel Esteban was the accompanist for the evening. Click here for photo.
It was a long time since we had performed at Sandgate church and we were all looking forward to the event. We were having the concert in the afternoon at 4.00pm. Adrian had suggested the earlier start time and it paid off as we had a good turnout of 65 people. The choir had worked really hard over the months polishing their performance and it was a huge success with comments from the audience of "aren't they good" and "this is excellent". Sandgate organisers were so overjoyed with our performance that they want us back.
We looked good, sounded good and the choice of music was just right, Faure Requiem, Karl Jenkins 'The Armed Man' and Wherever you are - Military Wives. It was particularly sad as a choir member had just lost her nephew in Afghanistan and there were two Ghurkas from the nearby Shorncliffe Barracks who had lost their lives in recently.
The concert was dedicated to these people and all who had lost their lived in conflict.
We have been invited back and will be performing at Sandgate Church for a remembrance concert on Saturday 9 November 2013.