The choir ventured over to Kenmore on Wednesday morning 10 July for our annual concert at Blue Care – Tarry Brae. A rather intimate seating arrangement seemed be a hit with the audience, which responded enthusiastically to our numbers and joined in whole-heartedly in the community sing-a-long. We took the audience through our established repertoire of medleys songs by the Beatles and Irving Berlin and from “Oklahoma”, “HMS Pinafore” and “Les Miserables”, as well as the spiritual “Down to the River to Pray”. Our medley of John Denver songs was expanded to include “Rocky Mountain High” and “Country Roads” for the first time, as well as “Leaving on a Jet Plane” and “Annie’s Song”. Soloists included Rosemary Henni, making her solo debut singing Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird” and Desleigh Byrne, who sang the familiar jazz standard “Sentimental Journey” (with the audience joining in for the last verse). Roberta Fletcher entertained with a recital of one of her self-composed humorous poems.
Lois Cutmore conducted and Prue Gibbs provided the accompaniment. John McCollow did the compering duties.