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Concert to raise funds for Shepshed Food Bank.
This concert was held to raise funds for Shepshed Food Bank. As Glennis Wilcox, Chair of the Food Bank Committee told the audience, when the Food Bank was started in 2013 twenty-five – thirty parcels a month were distributed. In 2017 the need has increased to thirty-thirty-five parcels per week, so the concert helped raise much needed funds. The evening raised over £500 and the audience really appreciated the programme.
The evening’s entertainment was shared between Loughborough Concert Band and the Caroline Sharp Singers (with some talented band members performing with both groups.) The singers took the audience through a musical smorgasbord of treats with songs ranging from The Kings Ballad attributed to King Henry Vlll and a song from the musical A Chorus Line, to Tell Me it’s Not True from Blood Brothers and a marvellous arrangement of Billy Joel’s For the Longest Time.
The band played a typically varied programme that started with Voice of the Guns and a medley of tunes from The Phantom of the Opera, Over the Rainbow and Bond…James Bond (which included an impromptu competition to see who could spot the most Bond tunes with the piece) and finished the first half with Wagner’s Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral.
The second half of the programme included pieces where the two ensembles performed together: In a Monastery Garden was enhanced by the singers and The Floral Dance gave the audience a chance to flex their vocal muscles as the words were printed on screens for all to see.
It was an enjoyable and lively evening that was held for a cause close to people’s hearts in a beautiful venue.
LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed