A group of about 25 singers were invited to All Saints’ Church in Mickleover, to raise funds for the upkeep of the church. Linda Perry Smith led the singers and they were accompanied on the keyboard by Mel Gill and drums by Tom Bland.
Among the songs from the choir’s repertoire were four dedicated to Remembrance, as the 11th November had just passed. The audience sang along to Blue birds, Abide with me and A long way to Tipperary, with Becky Dalton singing Hero, backed by the choir.
The concert began with Every time I feel the spirit and gently progressed through For the beauty of the Earth by Rutter and the Skye boat song. Candle on the Water and Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) rounded off the first half, after which the choir sang Adiemus by Karl Jenkins. Simon and Garfunkel were acknowledged with a stirring version of Bridge over troubled water and a softer Sound of silence. Ray Taylor sang When you believe and the concert was completed with Can you feel the love tonight? and a medley of Rodgers and Hammerstein songs, to a very appreciative audience.
The ladies of the church very kindly provided delicious refreshments not only for the audience, but also for the choir.