This was the first concert of the LOMVC Autumn Tour 2018. Held on the evening of 2nd November in St Andrew’s Church, Cubley in Derbyshire. This delightful little church dating back to 11th and 12th centuries is up a very narrow and dark lane, which necessitated the vicar leading the Choir to the church by torchlight.
The concert was in aid of church funds and raised in the region of £1,100. The Choir performed to a packed church. The entire concert was provided by the choir and three soloists from within the choir, Harry Rowson and Jim Ryan from the Bass section and Deputy Musical Director Dave Smith.
The concert began with Gwahoddiad and Climbing Jacob’s Ladder, two songs that form part of the Choir’s tradition dating back 50 years to its foundation in 1968. Other pieces demonstrated the range of the Choir’s repertoire including Some Enchanted Evening, You Raise me Up, a medley of 1960s songs and An American Trilogy.
One member of The Choir, Peter Gardiner, had been evacuated to Cubley during World War Two and he shared some fascinating and nostalgic memories with the Audience.
The audience were extremely appreciative of all the music provided, and after the concert shared refreshments with The Choir before the vicar led The Choir back up the lane.