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Concert in aid of Shepshed Food Bank, in company w

[Sunday 17th September 2023]

Of the concerts that we regularly perform, the foodbank concert has become a firm favourite and listening to Glenis Willcox from the foodbank, it’s easy to see why. The stated aim is the prevention or relief of poverty in Shepshed and the surrounding area by providing regular food parcels to individuals and families in need. Food parcels are distributed every Tuesday and are entirely the result of donations of food and money from local individuals, local businesses, churches, schools and organisations. Every single item or penny given makes a huge difference.  Glenis told us that from an original 8 families, the food bank had now grown to serve 70 families per week.

The programme from this concert drew on the repertoire of the march (Colonel Bogey Alford) and music from film theatre and television (Over the Rainbow, arr Barker featuring the solo trombonist Thomas Chan) Bond, James Bond, and Shindler’s List (Williams) This last featured soloists Zoe Felton on Alto Saxophone, Paula Garner on Oboe and Yvonne Renouf on Flute.

The Caroline Sharpe singers (who included the multi-talented Yvonne as well as Dave Coble) sang songs from, among other sources, Disney (Lumiere’s song in beauty and the beast which was very appropriate to the evening,) and When I Fall in Love (from the film One Minute to Zero.) and we came together at the end to sing – and play – May it Be.

Thanks are due to our talented deps Katherine Lee on Clarinet and Chris Lee on tuba.

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