Standing Ovations for Pye Hill and District Male Voice Choir on concert Tour to Norfolk.
The choir went on tour over the early May Bank Holiday weekend staying at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. The Saturday concert took place at Holy Trinity and All Saints Parish Church, Winterton on Sea and was very well attended. Guest singer for the concert was Terry Gregory who provided beautiful renditions of ‘The Wind Beneath My Wings’ and ‘I Believe’.
The second concert took place at the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Caister on Sea on Sunday 4 May 2014 when once again a good audience was present.
Further highlights of a very successful weekend included a boat trip on the Broads from Wrexham and a visit to Lowestoft, together with enjoyable social evenings in the hotel in Great Yarmouth where the singing continued…
The programme for the choir concerts was ‘Stout Hearted Men’, ‘You Raise Me Up’ with solo from Dave Gibbon, ‘The Rose’, ‘The Water of Tyne’, ‘The Kings of Swing’, ‘Jamaica Farewell’, ‘My Love is Like a Red Red Rose’, ‘Das Morgenrot’, ‘ Get me to the Church on Time’, ‘Pedro the Fisherman’, ‘May It Be’, ‘Bright Eyes’, Songs from the musical ‘Oliver’, ‘Gwahoddiad’, ‘Creations Hymn’ and ‘Let There be Peace on Earth’.
A good range of solos were also provided by Bill Walker, Baritone ‘No Other Love Have I’, Frank Akers, Bass ‘The Wedding of Lilli Marlene’, Rosemary Jones Mezzo Soprano and Pianist ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square’, Dave Braithwaite, Baritone, ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and Colin Dutton, First Tenor, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ with chorus by the full choir and dedicated in the memory of Colin’s late son, Robert.
Both concerts ended in standing ovations being received by the choir and many compliments being made on the quality of the singing which was aided by excellent acoustics in both churches. Both concerts were repeat invitations following previous tours and a wish was expressed for the choir to return once again to both churches.
The choir have a full concert programme for 2014 and are presently taking bookings for 2015.
Why not come and join the choir? Practice is at the Dale Club, Jacksdale on Monday evenings at 7.30 p.m. Large free car park. No audition required. Both beginners and experienced singers always welcome. Come and have a go and see what you’ve been missing! A warm welcome is assured. Phone Malcolm Hill for details or visit www.pyehillmvc.co.uk for full information of events, bookings and recruitment.