Autumn Concert November 2022

This year's autumn concert was held in St Augustine's Church, Thorpe Bay, Essex. The church was almost full to capacity with a most receptive audience.

The Choir performed several sets and sang a wide range of music from its repertoire including the moving "The Mansions of the Lord" from the score of the film We Were Soldiers, "Silence is Golden" from the 1960s, the lively Neapolitan song "Funiculi Funicula" and Gilbert and Sullivan's "With Cat Like Tread" from the Pirates of Penzance.

These choir sets were interspersed with individual performances. Top Tenor Ian Leonard sang "The Turtle Dove" by Vaughan Williams and the American Spiritual "All My Trials". Deputy Musical Director David Smith sang one of his own compositions. LOMVC Musical Director Janet Walker and Accompanist Kay Duell performed the piano duet "March Militaire" by Schubert. Janet and Kay came together again later in the evening to provide a four handed accompaniment to "Rhythm of Life" directed by David Smith and sung by The Choir at great pace.

At the end of the concert the The Choir received sustained applause, in response to which, as an encore The Choir and audience combined for a lively rendition of "Magnificent Men".