Southend-on-Sea City Mayors serve a one year term. They select a charity or charities to support throughout their term. One of the fund raising events each year is the Charity Concert at Prittlewell Priory.
In August 2023 Leigh Orpheus Male Voice Choir were privileged to be asked to join the other acts singing at the concert.
The first half of the concert was outdoors in the Priory grounds. The second half takes place inside the ancient building.
During the interval, before the second half, an opportunity to check the sound balance.
The Choir opened the second half of the concert with a thirty minute set of 8 items. All were very well received by the audience.
These items were Alexander's Ragtime Band, You Raise Me Up, This nearly was Mine, Love is all Around, The Wellerman, New York New York, Gwahoddiad and We are the Champions.
The indoor venue has a good acoustic but is rather limited in space for both performers and audience. However, this did create an intimate environment with good interaction between The Choir and the audience.