‘Music for a While’ was Kirsty Morris Selley’s concert in SMSG this year (last year she presented ‘Best of British’), a showcase of talent from amongst her singing and piano pupils, singing friends and from the Willen Carer’s Choir. Some of her pupils were nervously performing in public for the first time, however they all managed very well and gave us a lovely evening of musical variety.

The programme was as follows:

  • Bethany (vocal) – Music for a While, Adelaide’s Lament
  • Kara (piano) – Lullaby
  • Maddy (piano) – Xiong Mao
  • Anirudh (piano) – You’ve got a friend in me
  • Anikesh (piano) – Strange things happen
  • Dipasha (piano) – Reflection
  • Louis (piano) – Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • Issy (piano) – No sound but the wind
  • Rebecca (piano) – Kavalryliskya (The Cavalry Man)
  • Willen Carer’s Choir – The Lord is my shepherd (Rutter)
  • James W (vocal and spoken) – Silent Worship, Woodcutter’s Song
  • James Mc and Kirsty Morris Selley (harp, guitar, sitern) – Scarborough fair, Greensleeves, Noel Novelette, Boar’s Head Carol (with 2 volunteers on drum and cymbal)

Interval

  • Kirsty – Fear no more (harp), Butterfly/White Gull (harp), Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal (vocal), Beau Soir (vocal), Where Ere you Walk (vocal), One moment in time/without you (vocal)
  • Anya (vocal) – On my own, Hijo de la Luna, No good deed
  • Thao (vocal) – Fame, Listen
  • Olivia (vocal) – Can’t fight the moonlight, We’re young and beautiful
  • Tara (vocal) –Easy Terms
  • Carmen (vocal) – Roar
  • Simran – Umbrella (vocal), To a Wild Rose (piano)
  • Helen (vocal) – The Lord Bless you and keep you, Ganymed, Die Forelle (with Kirsty, vocal)

Music for all at SMSG would like to thank Kirsty for organising the concert and encouraging her pupils and friends to participate on Saturday. Also thanks to all the front of house crew – Fiona, Marian, Lesley and Eleanor served refreshments, John sold vouchers at the door and Rosie helped everyone tidy up afterwards. The completed 2 step conductor’s podium made by John was used for the first time at this concert when Kirsty conducted the choir (the lower podium was used at the Rossini concert in May). This event raised £388.74 for the missing pipes in the Willis organ.

Photos of this event can be viewed at https://www.flickr.com/photos/78058413@N06/sets/72157645257487316/