Con­cert im­mor­talised on video

The Northland Age - - Local News -

There was stand­ing room only at last year’s Switzer Res­i­den­tial Care Christ­mas con­cert, but those who couldn’t be there need not miss out. Those who were there also now have the chance to see it as many times as they would like.

Nar­ra­tor and ma­jor in­sti­ga­tor Bar­bara Sobey said a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher had been com­mis­sioned to record the con­cert. The re­sult­ing short video, now avail­able on USB stick for $11.50, could be or­dered or col­lected from the rest home of­fice, or mailed (un­til Tues­day next week).

“It would be worth in­vest­ing in a copy for your de­scen­dants to see in a hun­dred years’ time,” Mrs Sobey said. “I’d love to see my mother danc­ing the Charleston in her youth, with her long hair newly cut to ear-lobe length and her dress above her knees, or my red­haired fa­ther swim­ming across the Thames at Lon­don Bridge for a bet in 1926.”

Nei­ther of those ex­ploits fea­tured in the con­cert, but there was more than enough to en­chant gen­er­a­tions of de­scen­dants to come.

The Queen of Hearts, aka gen­eral man­ager Jackie Simkins, or­der­ing the re­moval of heads at last year’s Switzer Home Christ­mas con­cert.

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