South Woodham Ferrers Town Mayor
Councillor Sam Coley’s Charity Concert 22nd April 2017
For its latest ‘Mayoral Concert’ LOMVC headed off over the River Crouch to South Woodham Ferrers to support LOMVC member, Baritone Sam Coley, this year’s Town Mayor of South Woodham Ferrers. In aid of Sam’s chosen charity, Muscular Dystrophy UK the concert gave his efforts an extra boost, raising £1016.74.
Ably compered by choir member Eric Smith, both halves of the concert demonstrated the variety of genres and styles of music now being sung by male voice choirs. LOMVC’s ‘South Pacific Trio’ of songs has become especially popular. Here’s one of the pieces:
Supporting the concert in each half were duo George Bone and Josh Brough, and, drawn from LOMVC’s membership, the acapella ensemble ‘Tongue and Groove’. A bit of a ‘family affair’ for Sam as Josh is his grandson and Sam is a member of ‘Tongue and Groove’.
The second half started with what has become a regular and popular item in recent LOMVC concerts – ‘Back to the 60s’. This was followed by George and Josh who sang two pieces from the 80s. The jury is still out on who sang the highest note during the ‘60s’ and ‘80s’ pieces, George or LOMVC! But whichever it was the audience enjoyed them all.
It was LOMVC’s new Accompanist Kay Duell’s first concert with the choir – and she pulled it off well! For one of the second-half pieces the choir and audience alike were treated to some ‘extreme accompanying’! Deputy Musical Director Dave Smith took to the rostrum while Musical Director Janet Walker joined Kay at the piano to accompany, four-handed, ‘Rhythm of Life’.
Another successful concert for LOMVC! Funds raised for charity. An audience enjoying a good evening’s entertainment. LOMVC’s enjoying singing together. What’s not to like?!