Charities Concert. Westcliff High School for Boys. 25th April 2015.
Practically every concert in which LOMVC is involved helps to raise funds for one good cause or another. Our Charities Concert, a great success last year, gave a range of smaller local organisations the opportunity to raise funds, both by selling tickets we sold them for £1 each for whatever they chose (typically making £6 or £7 per ticket); and, if they were present at the concert by sharing any proceeds made at the concert itself.
The many pieces of positive feedback we have received suggest it was one of our best concerts ever! LOMVC sang several of its favourite pieces as well as giving a first outing to two new pieces, one of them. ‘She’, being dedicated to our past member John Taylor who died last year and who’s wife donated the music to the choir. And we were joined by two superb soloists, jazz pianist Elliott Weight and soprano Zoe Claire Evans.
The excellent audience were both generous with their applause and generous with their money, buying raffle tickets, making donations for refreshments and contributing impressively to a bucket collection. A total of an astounding £650 was raised, shared between the five charities with displays at the concert.