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Concert to support Passion, St Botolph’s Church,
This annual event has evolved over the ten years that Passion has been in existence. The ecumenical project for the young people of Shepshed has, in previous years, seen choirs from all the churches that started it. This year it featured a children’s choir from Newcroft School, the Caroline Sharpe Singers and a choir from Christchurch Methodist with Chero Voce, as well as the Band.
The children’s choir upstaged all of us. The children are from the entire primary age range, some as young as four years old. They melted hearts as the little ones at the front held hands throughout their performance. And such was the enthusiasm to take solos for I’d like to Teach the World to Sing they performed a very neat dance to allow each soloist to take the front. Not unlike Band Aid when they recorded Do They Know it’s Christmas! They also joined in at every opportunity, clapping along to A Tribute to Elvis, jigging about on their chairs and performing a hand jive.
The Caroline Sharpe Singers performed two sets in typically professional style and the Methodist Choir with Chero Voce sang songs from Les Miserables.
The Band played familiar numbers as well as some new ones such as Music for a Darkened Theatre. Mark Sadler performed his first solo in Bohemian Rhapsody and our drummer Katie provided a role model for the children of Newcroft as they imitated her performance.
The whole evening was rounded off with excerpts from the Last Night of the Proms programme. The audience, encouraged by the choirs, sang their hearts out and waved flags, including a Welsh Flag, showing that this patriotic music can speak to all nations!
The whole evening raised a grand total of £1164.70 for Passion.
LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed