Hallelujah!

An enthusiastic audience of 70 members and friends greeted the Wigston Male Voice Choir on 6th October. One Church member Ernest was among the choir and as 51 singers took part they filled the front of the Church.

Wigston Male Voice Choir

A varied programme of music was presented from hymns and musical theatre pieces to popular music from the 1960's onwards linked together with anecdotes and information from Peter Ward, Musical Director.

We particularly enjoyed their rendition of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen and during the love songs section we heard Elvis Presley's Always on my mind and The Beatles' Something.

While the choir rested their voices the entertainment continued with guest vocalist Sue Holtom who showed her vocal versatility by singing Cabaret and I'll Walk with God accompanied by the choir's Pianist Pam Birchall.

Sue Holtom singing

Sue was followed by Geoffrey Hames who played our church organ, he began with Finlandia composed by Sibelius followed by Elgar's' Nimrod from the Enigma Variations. It was a delight to listen to Geoffrey's talent produce such wonderful sounds from our church organ.

During the second section by Wigston Male Voice Choir Peter Ward mentioned that he was a Rugby fan and so they presented a piece originally arranged for the British Lions Male Voice Choir tour of Australia "I still call Australia Home". This was followed by Memory from the musical Cats and the very difficult to sing "The Rhythm of Life"

Sue Holtom then gave us two dreamy songs "I dreamed a dream" from Les Miserables and "Dream a Little Dream of Me"

Geoffrey Hames also played again before the Wigston Male Voice Choir closed the concert with "My Way".

If you missed the concert or would like to hear Wigston Male Voice Choir again go to http://wigstonmalechoir.org/wmvc/Events.html

Geoffrey Hames and Sue Holtom often accompany the hymn singing at Blaby Congregational Church on a rota with other talented musicians please come and join us one Sunday to enjoy the music.

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