ST GEORGE’S DAY CONCERT
23 April 2017
ST GEORGE’S DAY
A patriotic programme of English music and afternoon tea were on offer at the sold-out St George’s Day concert in the Ballroom.
The Phyllis Court Singers Interest Group provided the entertainment with a packed programme led by Musical Director, James Church on the piano.
The concert began with London Themed songs, followed by classics such as Angles by Robbie Williams and Phantom of the Opera, and fittingly finished with the National Anthem.
Tony Horsfall, Chair of the Singers said the participation by 46 Members of the Interest Group in the choir was the biggest number of Singers too performing at single concert “beating the record of 38!”
After the event, Mr Horsfall explained “the emphasis of the group is singing for enjoyment. We do not ask prospective members to have previous musical experience, nor is the ability to read music required or an audition necessary.”
The concert included a tribute to Betty Maddock, the Singers past Musical Director who passed away in January. Her daughter, Sharon Ferriter attended the Concert and later described it as ‘’a wonderful afternoon filled with the joy and fun of music and the friendship it evokes”.