A very happy Lot with a bit of west coun­try twang

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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.

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