Blown away....in Kenwyn
During Saturday evening 19th November, the howling winds and very heavy rain associated with storm 'Angus' was not exactly the best of weathers to venture out into for a concert, however that was exactly what some brave souls did to support a very worthy cause. The concert took place at Kenwyn Church Truro and was in aid of Wired Cornwall Stroke and Brain Injury Appeal, a charity that Loveny have supported several times in the past. The Choir was delighted to perform along with their guest soloist Samantha Rowe in her debut with Loveny. Samantha is a very talented flautist who is currently completing her “A” level course at Truro College and is studying for a Diploma on the flute. In the first half of the concert she played "Romance" by the French composer Georges Brun and "The Blue Hour" by the Cornish composer Chris Lowry. In the second half Samantha played "Vigoroso" and "Dolente" both composed by Charlie Hill. For an encore, she played "Hypnosis". Samantha captivated the audience throughout her performance with her outstanding musicianship.
The MC for the evening was our own wonderfully jolly and able John Ead, and during the concert our own Roger James treated us to one of his humorous renditions of a recital by the Cornish Poet David Prowse which as always, and judging by the laughter from audience and choir alike, went down very well indeed. Under the directorship of our MD Colin Arthur and accompanied on the piano by Heather Taylor, the Choir sang a variation of songs from their repertoire which included one recently introduced, “Under the Boardwalk”, made famous by The Drifters, but unusually, on this first outing of the song....it was sung by the four tops. (ok...I'll explain, only four top tenors could make it on the night!). The concert was very enjoyable despite the weather affecting the numbers attending, and all the proceeds went to Wired Cornwall.
'Angus' was no deterrent to the fine men of Loveny, it was business as usual afterwards with a traditional and rousing afterglow at The Old Plough Inn, nearby in Shortlanesend.