Christmas Concert, 5th December 2015
With both the Leigh Orpheus Male Voice Choir AND West Leigh Boys’ Choir on stage, and a capacity audience, it was a packed house for an enjoyable, festive evening, with the Leigh Orpheus’s President, Sir David Amess, in attendance.
The Leigh Orpheus performed using a wide range of musical styles, and including several numbers which will be sung with members of three further male voice choirs at the ‘Singing for Life’ concert at The Cliffs Pavilion on 31st January. The Song of the Jolly Roger, always a favourite, was conducted, as was every piece in the concert, by the MD of both choirs, Janet Walker (in this case dressed as Chief Pirate)
West Leigh Boys’ Choir performed a range of pieces with skill and enthusiasm, further demonstrating their musicianship through a number of talented soloists and instrumentalists.
The interval refreshments, attractively prepared by the LOMVC Hospitality Team, and including non-alcoholic mulled wine, seemed to be appreciated by all.
The audience joined in enthusiastically when asked, especially during the Christmas carols and the Christmas Sing a Long. Typical of the many comments received are: “it was a fantastic concert” and “lots of festive laughs & fabulous singing”. We couldn’t agree more!
With over 130 males on stage, aged between 7 and 85 it was appropriate that a bucket collection aimed to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. Our hope is that men like those in the choir afflicted with the condition will receive good treatment, and by the time the boys in the boys’ choir get to the age where they are most likely to develop this cancer effective prevention or a cure will have been found. The audience and choir members alike were astoundingly generous with the total of donations coming to £403. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
A compilation of extracts of LOMVC’s pieces sung at the concert can be listened to here: