Charities Concert – Saturday, 28th May 2016
Our Annual Charities Concert – a further initiative by LOMVC to support local and national charities and voluntary organisations.
The first half of the concert comprised a number of pieces that our audiences are familiar with, as well as new pieces the choir has been rehearsing. Both types were equally well received.
Hear and see LOMVC singing ‘Siyahambe’ here
And hear and see LOMVC singing some of the new additions to its repertoire – Back to the 60s – here
LOMVC were joined by number of woodwind instrumentalists who performed individually and as an ensemble. The audience and choir alike were impressed by the calibre of these young musicians all of whom are likely to be gaining awards and winning competitions in the near future.
Charities present at the concert included RNLI, Southend Talking Newspaper, Age Concern and Open Arts.
Equally varied, the second half of the concert wowed the audience with a further selection of popular pieces.
Through the very popular raffle, a bucket collection at the end of the concert, and ticket sales, a number of charities and voluntary organisations benefitted financially; and the audience showed how much they had appreciated the concert with generous applause.
Another fine performance by the chaps of the Leigh Orpheus, conducted by Janet Walker and accompanied by Jacky Atkinson.