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Treverbyn Concert with Maggie Holden

The Choir were delighted to be invited to Treverbyn Church for a concert on Saturday 17th September. We have sung at this venue several times before and it proved to be a most enjoyable concert. The Church was packed and the audience gave the choir and our soloist, the very popular Maggie Holden, a very enthusiastic welcome.

Our MC for the evening was our very own larger than life John Ead who, with his great personality and wit kept the audience amused throughout the concert. Our musical director was Colin Arthur and our accompanist was Heather Taylor.

The choir started the concert with the rousing 'With a Voice of Singing' by Martin Shaw and went on to sing a contrasting mix of traditional and modern songs. Maggie Holden started by singing 'Blow the wind Southerly', a well-known English folk song (so eager was the audience to applaud, they did so before the last verse, to her obvious amusement), and finished her first spot by singing 'I Dreamed a Dream' from 'Les Miserables'. In the second half Maggie sang 'Summertime' composed by George Gershwin and 'Joshua won the battle of Jericho', that well known African-American spiritual. By way of an encore Maggie finished by singing the lovely 'She moved through the Fair', an Irish folk song. During the concert Roger James, one of our basses recited a very funny poem from K C Phillips 'Roche Rhymes and other verses'.

The concert finished with the choir and invited members of the audience singing the great hymn 'Morte Christi'.

After the concert everyone was invited to the community hall to enjoy a magnificent buffet and of course an informal sing. A great evening was had by one and all.

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