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Concert for All Saints' Church Thurcaston
In what is becoming an annual event, our concert in May was a return to All Saints’ Church Thurcaston. This event is held to raise funds for the upkeep of this beautiful church on Anstey Lane. The concert is always well received and the band members are treated as old friends!
The programme comprised of largely new pieces but did include old favourites such as Magnificent Men and Coronation Scot. One brand new piece, Black and White Rag, was introduced by Eddie Pearson our evening’s compere, as once being well known as the theme music for Pot Black, a television programme that did much to popularise the game of snooker.
The programme also included Romance from The Gadfly, with the solo taken by Zoe Felton on alto saxophone.
I spoke to audience members during the interval who were really enjoying the evening. “I wanted to dance down the aisle” one lady told me. Others loved our rendition of the William Tell Fantasia again recalling the link it has with the Lone Ranger!
Due to the time of year, it was still light when we left and band members were able to drive home by the pale yellow light of an enormous full moon. But how many were lucky enough to witness the mist rising from the River Soar, filling the road with an eerie silver light?
LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed