The MHS Community Choir held an incredibly successful first summer concert on Saturday 7th June in the school Drama Studio.
The summer concert was a fundraiser for a borehole for Kilimo High School, Kenya.
The choir performed a wide variety of songs, including medleys from Les Miserables and My Fair Lady, a cappella arrangements of songs by Bob Dylan, Burt Bacharach, C. Carson Parks and John David, as well as accompanied songs, Bridge Over Troubled Water, When I’m Sixty-four and You Raise Me Up. The concert was brought to a close with Shona Malanga, a South African anti-apartheid song, which was very warmly received.
The Drama Studio was close to capacity and nearly 100 people enjoyed the interval picnic, followed by a raffle, which was very generously supported. Nathan Nyabayo, Principal of Kilimo High sent a message of thanks for supporting them with their borehole project.
This very pleasant evening came to a close having raised an exceptional £760, which will be match-funded by Barclays bank, bringing the total to over £1,500.
The choir also performed at Wheelock Methodist Church on Friday, 20th June, as part of their 140th Anniversary celebrations. A very similar programme of music from our summer concert was put together, and again the choir was very well received and we have had some wonderful feedback from both concerts.
Although the choir has only been together for 7 months, the standard of singing is already extremely good. The common factor for all of us is enjoyment, not just of music and singing but also from the camaraderie, friendship and community spirit.
Watch out for publicity for our next major performance which will be a Middlewich Community Carol Service, to be held at St. Michael and All Angels on Thursday 18th December, 2014 at 7.30pm. Plans for this event are in the embryonic stages, but we are hoping that we can get all the Middlewich schools involved as well as representatives from the wider community for a traditional evening of popular Christmas carols and readings to celebrate the festive season.