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By KTB Music, Sep 19 2016 01:12PM

The LVM choir is proving to be very popular. And for good reason. The concert on Friday evening at Hutton village hall was well attended, in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Apart from the cost of hiring the hall, all money taken was donated to a charity close to many people’s heart – namely Parkinson’s UK.

I can tell that these ladies enjoy singing – it reflects in the pleasant sound they produce, and the easy style in which they perform to the audience.

In a varied programme of songs, there was something to suit everyone. Modern(ish) in ‘One’ and ‘New’. Well known, like Danny Boy. Foot-tapping stuff from the musicals ‘Forty Second Street’, and ‘Hairspray’.

The three soloists modestly shied away from praise. But praise is given where it is due, and they were all hauntingly good! I can still hear ‘going up a yonder’ ringing in my head, it was beautifully performed by the whole choir.

I think my personal favourite of the evening was ‘Beyond the Sea’, a confident delightful arrangement delivered with a swing. But then, I could make the same comment regarding ‘Up on the Roof’ – Oh, and also the encore – ‘Splish Splash’.

Sigh! Can’t wait till the next annual concert – I wonder what they’ll be performing then?

This choir was formed when a group of ladies approached KTB Music and said they enjoyed singing, but didn’t want to perform or anything like that, they just wanted to sing together, maybe learn some two-part harmonies. I’m so glad that they decided to go public.

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