Our concert “Voices Unruffled” in aid of Off the Record on the 5th November at Oatley Hall St Monica Trust was a great event. Special guests, friends and family all attended.
The entertainment for the evening commenced with Tim Lewis presenting a Flanders and Swann repertoire, oh such fun! We enjoyed their well-known songs such as The Gasman Cometh, Have some Madeira M’Dear and Slow Train. Tim was accompanied by Sheila Furneaux on the piano with a backdrop of comic illustration to accompany each song whilst Tim narrated the history of Flanders and Swann, sometimes very funny and sometimes extremely sad. The performance was really well received, and on discussions later took us all back to the early 50’s. A fantastic trip down memory lane.
For the second half we were thrilled by the University of the West of England Showstoppers Choir, 27 strong included students and staff. There were some great harmonies and fabulous solos. Extremely professional and entertaining us with joyous songs such as Putting on the Ritz and a medley of Beatles music which included Long and Winding Road and When I’m Sixty-Four, all really hit the spot and got the audience singing along and tapping their feet.