On 28th May 2011, the choir performed our latest concert "And the Winner is..." (a celebration of award-winning music of the stage and screen).
It was certainly one of the best concerts the choir has performed to date. It was quite the event, with the ladies glammed up in black and gold ensembles and the men all dressed up gangster style, sporting pinstriped trilbys, black shirts and white braces!
Our home venue, The Millennium Ballroom at Southport's Temperance Institute was decorated in true showbiz style, complete with red carpet, red theatrical certain swags, twinking lights and six foot Oscars either side of the stage.
Our botanical beauties, June Dudley and June Wright did a great job with the floral decorations as usual and with great music, accompanied Michael Greenhalgh at the piano and Tom Chester on the drums, the choir and soloists outdid themselves. It was a majorly fun night all round and the nicest thing was, I think this was the first choir concert I wasn't ill after!... Actually forget I said that... mustn't tempt fate!
It really is exhausting work puling together each concert with a large group of people, what with preparing the music, writing fresh new arrangements, teaching the songs each week to the choir, preparing practice resources and directing (amongst other incidental things, all of which I couldn't manage without the help of my family - especially my lovely Francesca), but each concert the choir just get better and better and make it so worth while.
I'm always so proud of them after each concert and this one certainly set the standard for our next upcoming concert!
One of the many floral arrangements by our
The boys posing in the dressing room.