A church that recently completed a major reorganization program was the site of a concert that aroused hundreds of people.
Dalston Male Voice Choir and the Gala Trio performed at Christ Church in Silloth on Sunday November 6
The church has updated its facilities, including the installation of a new kitchen, and replaced pews with comfortable seating, providing an adaptable space suitable for both church worship and events community, including concerts, and the Sunday afternoon concert was a real treat for sales. spectators.
Dalston Male Voice Choir, led by professional musician Mike Deakin and expertly accompanied on piano by Lorraine Gash, proved their enormous talent and versatility with a program that included traditional songs, sea shanties, pop-rock standards, great opera and even songs in other languages.
The choir opened with an arrangement by Mike Deakin of Wild Rover, a traditional song.
They then embarked on a program that embraced a wide variety of musical styles, from the exuberance and energy of Bob Merril’s Mambo Italiano, to the tender lyricism of numbers such as The Rose by Amanda McBroom, Autumn Leaves by Joseph Kosma, and a beautiful musical setting of We Will Remember Them by Laurence Binyon by Jonathan Millican.
Interspersed with chorus numbers, two breathtaking performances by the very talented Gala Trio.
Gabrielle Sanders on oboe, Anne-Louise Rothwell on clarinet and Angela Turner on flute delighted the audience with their warm and lively interpretation of the London Trio no. 3.
They also performed Graham Powning’s Divertimento, showcasing their lively, characterful playing in the virtuosic opening movement, through the soulful and meditative middle movement, and ending with the cheerful and humorous finale.
Dalston Male Voice Choir also enjoyed singing in church.
Chip Errington-Dodds, their president, said, “It’s a wonderful place, and the audience has been so grateful.”
Mike Deakin added, “It’s a pleasure to sing here, and we’ve been warmly welcomed.”
Bryan Rothwell, Rector of Solway Plain Parishes and Rural Dean, said: “It was lovely to have this concert at Christ Church.
“The church provides a comfortable and welcoming space for a wide variety of activities and a great venue for concerts.”
A total of £827 was raised for church funds.
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