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Sunday 1st December 2019: Raising the Roof.

[Monday 2nd December 2019]

Raising the Roof. Concert with the Caroline Sharpe Singers for the Beacon Rotary Club.

This concert, held in Hodson Hall, Loughborough Grammar School, was held alongside the Caroline Sharpe Singers Singing for Fun group.

The Singing for Fun Group has grown since I last saw them and as their ranks have swelled, so has the quality of their sound. They were magnificent as they opened the evening with Let the river run and the band followed them with Marche Lorraine, a veritable show stopper of an opening number.

Other numbers in the evening included items where we accompanied the Singers such as a beautiful arrangement of Pacem, and the Shepherds Pipe Carol and more traditional Christmas Carols in which the audience were invited to join. They stood and sang their hearts out!

Other band pieces included Troika and Fairy Tale of New York.

The finale – Thank You for the music - was, appropriately enough, a joint piece, featuring both the Caroline Sharpe Singers and Loughborough Concert Band.

It was a lovely evening which included Christmas music and music from a wider repertoire, and marked a beautiful start to the season.

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LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed
LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed