The sound in the church is so warm and rewarding, it’s always a pleasure to sing there. We had a full house, and everyone seemed to enjoy the evening.
We started off with a Zing! and went on to our second convention number, When I Fall In Love, both of which went very well. The audience seemed to enjoy our choreo in Sha-Boom and (especially) I Will Survive. Follow the Dots made their public debut under their new name, and sang very well.
Our chorus made out like bandits in the raffle, bringing home the Hamper and a great procession of lesser prizes!
This singout gives us our first chance to sing carols to an audience, and in a lovely atmosphere. Mavis lightened it delightfully with her rendition of a Pam Ayres poem set at the zoo, and Follow the Dots presented Christmas in three and a half minutes (with a succession of sparkly props), awarding a small prize to the audience member who guessed they had included twenty-two songs. We nearly hiccoughed in our final number, going into the wrong verse, but all eyes were on Alison so we were neatly steered back on course.
A very enjoyable concert, and the new curate described it as ‘breathtaking’, which was lovely.