On 19 May 2016 the weather may not have been very Springlike, but we all left the May TT@TT with a spring in our step following a fantastic concert by the Orphean Singers. True to their reputation for lovely singing and clear words and a good rapport with the audience, they did not disappoint.
We were treated to Gonna built a mountain, Ain't Misbehaving , John Rutter's Look at the world, California Dreaming, Putting on the Style and Hail, Holy Queen from Sister Act. Three very different, but equally enjoyable, soloists shared their personal favourites with us, which complemented the full choir pieces so well.
St Mary and St Giles School Choir gave a rousing rendition of Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines - with actions - which was greatly appreciated by all. Thank you to all 40 children and their teachers for sharing their love of singing and being such a good audience too!
The purpose of theses concerts is not to make money, but thank you to all those who made donations for refreshments. Consequently, we have £55.60 towards the continuing upkeep of the organ, which Jacob Collins played so brilliantly, firstly as a soloist with Widor's Toccata and then as an accompanist for 'Look at the World'.
The consensus of opinion at the end of this concert was, 'That was fun!'. And so it was.
Words and photos by Lesley Salter