Residents of a Dorset nursing home were moved and delighted after an evening with the Gentlemen of St. John’s Choir.
Five residents of Colten Care’s Castle View, Poundbury, attended the performance at St Peter’s Church in Dorchester.
Nina Lines, Oscar Winsey, Esme Ware, Liz Thompson and Betty Hollywood joined the lively musical program and then enjoyed a glass of wine with two of the singers.
Colten’s partner Katja Williams, who accompanied the Castle View party, said: ‘Nina attends St Peter’s Church and has asked some of her fellow townspeople if they would like to accompany her to the concert. They were extremely enthusiastic.”
“The music was extremely varied, from ‘Fever’ to ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ to ‘Bare Necessities’ and our residents had a fabulous time with lots of tapping, big smiles and applause.
Esme Ware said, “My late husband loved this type of music and I could feel he was with me during the performance.”
The Gentlemen of St. John’s are a group of seven choir and organ specialists from the world renowned choir of St John’s College, Cambridge.
The choir has been performing for over 40 years and its eclectic repertoire spans an incredible six centuries, from early renaissance to modern hits.