In mid June the LOMVC and supporters set off for a two day visit to Kent.
Staying in Margate and then visiting Broadstairs and Canterbury, the trip included both sightseeing and a joint concert with the Thanet Male Voice Choir on the evening of 15th June.
The venue for the concert was the modern St Philip’s Church in Margate.
The hosts opened the concert with some familiar male voice choir numbers such as Sixteen Tons and When the Saints, but also Memory from Cats and Paul Simon’s Sound of Silence. LOMVC followed on with a selection of their regularly performed numbers including Christus Salvator, Jacob’s Ladder and the more recently revived Dana Dana.
After the interval the LOMVC continued with the always popular Back to the 60’s medley, Some Enchanted Evening and An American Trilogy. Thanet Male Voice Choir then whistled along to Pedro the Fisherman followed by Rod Stewart’s Sailing and concluded with Nothing Like a Dame from South Pacific.
The Leigh Orpheus then joined their hosts on stage to sing some joint numbers. With 90 singers it was a bit of a squeeze but guaranteed a powerful sound.
LOMVC Musical Director Janet Walker conducted the choirs singing Speed Your Journey and Deputy MD David Smith sped the choirs through Rhythm of Life with Janet Walker and Kay Duell providing a duet accompaniment. Thanet’s MD Martin Rendle then took charge for Morte Christe and My Lord What a Morning.
After a most enjoyable concert the two choirs joined together for some refreshments and to exchange mementos.