A very happy Lot with a bit of west country twang
comments from knowledgeable guests.
The programme included songs from well-known musicals, Welsh hymns, and a medley from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, where John Fox’s Policeman Lot solo with West Country accent was a very happy one.
Musical director Sheila Cornall felt that the choir’s confidence, and belief in their quality, produced an excellent performance.
As with all CVMVC concerts, young musicians are invited to perform and all value the experience.
On this occasion, 16-year-old Scarlet Halton has very special previous experience.
Her recent itinerary includes a performance at the Carnegie Hall in New York, where she sang an improvised solo over a professional orchestra in Karl Jenkins’ Songs of Sanctuary.
Taking time off from her GCSE studies, her selection included Gluck, Purcell and Sondheim.
Scarlet’s singing was very moving, and her ability to draw in her audience is a mature trait in someone so young.
Also included in the very varied programme were piano duets by Sheila Cornall and Rebecca Izard, and two soprano solos by Rebecca, who is also the choir’s accompanist.
In ending the evening, Sheila read a thank you from the choir’s charity, Chiltern Music Therapy, in which the choir and their supporters were thanked for their contribution at the previous concert.
This has meant that a young girl can now be assessed for potential treatment.
The choir’s next event is on Saturday, June 18 th at 4pm at Broadway Baptist Church, in Chesham, when they will be taking part in a “six of the best “concert with the Amersham Band and Mark Armstrong’s jazz group.