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Our May concert at St. James' Parish Church Elmers End


Our May concert in Elmers End, was hosted by St James' Parish church and with a warm welcome from Father Leon, a mixed programme took us all around the world.

Not in this particular order, but earning a lot of AirMiles, the choirs took us from the Edelweiss in Austria to some Hungarian folk song solos and three songs sung by the Junior choir in parts, then on to Poland for some lovely solo folk songs then further still to the Caribbean for Brown girl in the ring, Into the South Pacific for an Enchanted Evening, a swoop back to America to sing about the Native American Wee Little Piute, then to Canada for She's Like the Swallow and to the Dirty Old Town of 1940's Salford via a trip to the West Country for a song about some Smugglers and then being told to behave better by a fine Policeman dealing with Pirates in Penzance, whose lot was not a happy one.

The concert was a happy one and for two anthems choir parents joined together with Youth Voices to fill the fine acoustics of the large church with their singing.

From John:

"I was delighted with Saturday's
performance and felt that everyone was really well prepared. 

We were able to use a lovely building and the singing was a joy to hear. 
Lots of new young soloists and also some experienced voices. 

Great to have the Mums and Dads taking part in the music, too...
more of that to come!

Thanks to everyone for their various roles behind the scenes."


Some splendid photographs by Nick Charles can be seen in these albums, please enter your password when you arrive on the Photobox page, please contact Naimh or John if you need your password.

Photographs of BJC and BYV May 2015 at St James' Parish church Elmers end - rehearsals

Photographs of BJC and BYV May 2015 at St James' Parish church Elmers end - concert

Thanks to all the parents for their pre-concert help and for Ant for his sound mix in the demanding space of St. James.



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