This blog post is very belated, with big apologies to MK Acapella and friends. For various reasons I was unable to write about the concert at the time, then Christmas came and went, various other organ fund events happened and it is only now, 3 months later, that I’m finally documenting the concert and acknowledging the gift of music MK Acapella, Caribbean Culture People, Thornton College choir, the Sue Hill Trio and Pony Express gave us on that evening for the organ fund.

MK Acapella started the evening:

  •  It’s a brand new day
  •  Banana boat song
  •  Hello Mary Lou
  •  Down by the old millstream
  •  Over the rainbow
  •  Chances are
  •  Wonderful world
  •  Fat Bottomed girls

This was followed by everyone singing a Christmas carol then Caribbean Culture People sang and played for us.
Thornton College Choir sang four pieces:

  • Turn, Turn, Turn
  • Coventry Carol
  • Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton)
  • Adiemus (Carl Jenkins)

The interval with refreshments and the raffle draw was followed by the Sue Hill Trio:

  • Sunny Side of the Street
  • This Heart of Mine
  • There’ll never be another you
  • When I saw you
  • Don’t get around much anymore

Then Pony Express (quartet) had their turn.

  • Blackbird
  • We love you (Elvis)
  • Java Java (Inkspots)

We all sang another Christmas carol then MK Acapella sang:

  • Darkness in the Delta
  • Carol of the Bells

Pony Express sang:

  • The secret of Christmas

Then 8 of MK Acapella sang:

  • While by my sheep
  • Lo how a rose ere blooming

MK Acapella completed the evening with:

  • Little Saint Nick
  • Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

We raised £80 on donations for refreshments and MK Acapella sent the organ fund a cheque for £200 afterwards. I would like to thank all the musicians who performed for us on the 23 November 2013, it was a wonderful concert filled with heartfelt performances. I would also like to thank the organ fund team for an excellent job of front of house.

Below are some photos of the concert.

MK Acapella

MK Acapella

MK Acapella

MK Acapella

John plays the Willis organ for carol singing

John plays the Willis organ for carol singing

Audience and MK Acapella

Audience and MK Acapella

Caribbean Culture people

Caribbean Culture people

Caribbean Culture people

Caribbean Culture people

Thornton College choir

Thornton College choir

Thornton College choir

Thornton College choir

Thornton College choir

Thornton College choir

Thornton College choir

Thornton College choir

Sue Hill Trio

Sue Hill Trio

Sue Hill Trio

Sue Hill Trio

Pony Express

Pony Express

Pony Express

Pony Express