On Friday 1st June 2018, The Consolette Choir & Co. visited St. Marks to perform their very first concert to help us raise money for our new annexe (which Eileen assures us will soon have a name).
After Eileen had welcomed them, Joanne, their leader, introduced the choir – explaining that they had only started to meet and sing together on 12th September 2017.
Appropriately enough the choir opened the concert by singing the song, “Sing”. This they followed up with the song “One” from the musical “Chorus Line”.
There then followed the delightful, 10 year old Charlotte who sang “Lavender’s Blue”, “Seagull” and from the 1964, Disney film “Mary Poppins”, “Let’s go fly a kite”.
Next up was Colin singing, the Beatles song, originally from their album “Rubber Soul” released in December 1965, “Nowhere Man”.
The choir then rounded off the first half with another Beatles song, this time from their album Abbey Road, and the song, “Carry that Weight” had been specially adapted for the choir by their leader, Joanne.
The audience was encouraged to sing along with the last song before the interval, “A windmill in old Amsterdam”.
After the interval, during which refreshments were served and the raffle was drawn, Tom came forward with his guitar to sing, “Make you feel my love”
Mick, singing “Poor wayfaring stranger” and “Close every door”, succeeded Tom….
…and he was followed by Heather singing “Panis Angelicus” and, after donning a red shawl, a Mexican folk song called “De Colores”.
We were then treated to a duo of Heather and Colin singing ”Moon Shadow”, which Colin accompanied on the ukulele.
Back centre stage, the choir sang the “Skye boat song” and “Shoshone love song”…
… before handing over to Maureen who sang “Memories” …
… and Jules who sang “Summertime”.
The choir then sang “Sway” and “raindrops kept falling on my head” before the concert reached its amazing, dramatic climax…
…with Sophie singing “Pulled” from the Adams family musical.
As the concert ended Joanne stepped forward to thank everyone for their efforts and presented the soloists with a gift each.
Eileen also thanked Joanne and the choir for coming and Jules for arranging the visit. She reminded everybody that all the money raised would go towards our much needed new annexe.
Finally, Joanne encouraged the whole audience to stand and we all sang “Summer holiday” before we went home.
Together with the raffle,
the concert raised £600 for the annexe fund.
A BIG THANK YOU TO
THE CONSOLETTE CHOIR AND CO.
AND EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THE EVENT
for a most enjoyable evening.
Note: The choir are happy to welcome new members. They meet on Tuesday evening (7.30 till 9.30) at the Stanley Club. For more information contact Joanne Fairclough, who runs the choir.
Tel: 07791 461 739 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org