The Serenata Singers presented a belated 50th anniversary concert for family, friends and former members of the choir at The Gap Uniting Church on Saturday afternoon, 29 May 2021.
Better late than never! The choir was keen to return to performing and relished the opportunity to sing in front of an appreciative audience. Under a slide show of photos from the choir’s history, the choir presented a varied program of medleys from Broadway musicals, folk and rock songs. A highlight was the choir’s performance of “Singing with Friends”, an original composition composed for the choir by Lynette Reville. Guest performances included a violin solo by Ran Luo, a saxophone number from Angus Campbell, and a piano duet by Lois Cutmore and Alison Siemon. The audience joined in enthusiastically with the community sing-a-long numbers.
After the concert, there was a ceremonial cutting of the anniversary cake and much conversation and catching up over coffee, tea and cakes (following COVID-safe guidelines of course).
Photos of the event can be accessed here.