Church Anniversary Celebration
Sunday November 17th 2019
The Pavilion on the Park Eastleigh.
We were asked to sing a few lively gospel songs for the Anniversary of Power Grace Chapel, an African church in Eastleigh.
Our hosts were generous and appreciative, and it was a pleasure to sing for them. the Richard Smallwood gospel song Total Praise is always a favourite at these events and it went down well. I suspect that they might have wanted a bit more.
Sunday November 10th 2019
Kings Community Church Hedge End
A couple of 20 minute sets including some congregational hymns sandwiched a talk by Canon Day who encouraged the congregation to share their memories of WW2.
Music in the City
Saturday September 28th 2019
Undercroft Vault,Simnel St.
We started by getting some audience participation with a medley of short well-known gospel songs sung in a round with three sections of the audience which made a great sound in the confined space.
They thought they were just going to sit and listen,(more evil laughter) but we did sing to them afterwards and then had this photo taken nearby.
The 11th annual Music in the City festival saw us singing in the Undercroft, an intimate space where the audience have to scale some fairly steep steps to get away (evil laughter).
Singing in the evening sun
Tues. July 16th 2019
We were singing outside the Tapas Barcelona cafe in Guildhall Square for a bit of alfresco singing in the evening, and some tapas. Occasionally someone stopped by to listen and applaud at the end. It did get a bit chilly and at 8pm we sang the city's hymn O God our Help in Ages Past
to the accompaniment of
the civic centre clock
carillion which plays
the tune every 4 hours.
This was rather silly.
This is a picture from last year at the same location
The Art Gallery has a high vaulted ceiling, which gives a long echo, meaning that we sounded quite loud in this space. We sang for about an hour of our usual repertoire, choosing quieter numbers when there were few members of the public present, and the more upbeat songs when large groups of language students appeared
Concert at St. Mary's Church South Stoneham,
Sunday 23rd June 2019
We sang a collection of mostly spiritual songs and a few others from our standards repertoire. We were joined by a number of other musicians for a variety of musical pieces.
The scones were very tasty and plentiful,
which is always
a good thing.