The LOMVC Summer Concert 2015
Friday, 17th July 2015
Another concert where our audience were both generous with their applause and generous with their support.
LOMVC is proud of the opportunities it offers others to perform in public from time to time. Tonight’s concert was no exception with four young local musicians included in the programme.
Chosen from LOMVC’s extensive repertoire, the evening’s pieces included a number the ‘old favourites’ we know our audience always enjoy, and several of our newer pieces, including an early sailing of ‘Sloop John B’.
What a pleasant way to spend a warm summer’s evening! The choir sang well and our four young musicians wowed both the audience and LOMVC members with displays of their musical talent. Samantha and Bethany Dench sang beautifully, Josephine Rapley-Mende played the piano and recorder with impressive interpretation and Joshua Hallett, who had earlier that day taken his Grade 8 Clarinet exam, impressed his audience with his incredible talent.
Often a feature of an LOMVC concert, the guys donned their pirate gear for a rousing performance of ‘The Song of the Jolly Roger’
It was a delight to be able to invite two former members of LOMVC, Charles Benford and Mark St Clair, and Ritchie Davies, a visitor from the Radcliff on Trent Male Voice Choir, to join us in singing our penultimate number ‘My Lord What a Morning’.
Since the concert we have received welcome feedback from audience members, typical of which is:
Thank you to you for organising an enjoyable concert. The Choir seemed relaxed and sang an interesting programme very well. The soloists – well what can I say? The singers brought a lump to my throat. The skill and purity of the singing! I also enjoyed the cello.
Joshua’s performances were great to listen to. His skill is astounding. Josephine, with the recorder, was, as Janet said, able to put across ‘feeling’ with her playing. .
Again, many thanks for a great concert.
The youngest member of our Front of House team, Carmen, and one of the evening’s soloists, Samantha, are students at Westcliff High School for Girls and planning to go on a ‘World Challenge’ to Morocco later in the year. Our audience obviously warmed to this good cause, contributing an impressive £240 to a bucket collection, enabling LOMVC to send them cheques for £120 towards the cost of their adventure.