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Christmas Concert, St Botolph’s Church, Shepshed
Saturday 22nd December, saw us back in the comfort of St Botolph’s Church, Shepshed, for the annual concert. The comfort this time included a very welcome cuppa after our warm up, before the concert even began!
For this concert we were joined by the Loughborough Male Voice Choir, under the musical direction of Chris Hill. When Chris’s many talents took him to the organ or the piano his role was ably filled by Gerry Brennon. The choir sang with the mellifluous quality we have come to enjoy from them but we had not realised they included mouth organ in their repertoire! This was included by Michael Godwin and it provided a beautiful and tuneful contrast.
In our turn we played carols for the audience to join in with and Christmas music such as the theme from Frozen, Troika by Sergei Prokofiev and Fairy Tale of New York. However, the piece that brought the hairs standing on the back of necks was Medieval Christmas, and it received many compliments from the knowledgeable audience. And rightly so as the second movement is a powerfully evocative piece of music.
As ever, we were looked after by Musical Director, Dave Coble and the evening was compered by Eddie Pearson. Refreshments were provided by Passion, Shepshed’s youth charity and we’ll be back playing in the concert for Passion early in 2019.
LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed