Unseasonal falls of rain made Sunday, September 18th seem fairly ordinary though many country folk would not agree. However, there was nothing ordinary, nor was the wet weather a deterrent to a whole host of Esk Community Choir friends and supporters who came to the Somerset Civic Centre to enjoy a 'Farewell Concert'; a snapshot of the songs their Esk Touring Choir will be taking to audiences in some of Europe's beautiful cities, towns and villages in October.
|Sue, Ruth, Di|
From the outset when members of the Choir, regaled in their brand new performance outfits, welcomed in song the capacity audience, through songs both sacred and secular including the rollicking sounds of Australian Folk Songs to some audience collaboration in the singing of Peter Allen's emotive 'I Still Call Australia Home', the music created a language of its own which somehow, managed to wash away any woes of the weather and, in a musical sense, just make life taste better.
|Finlay Rose and Alexis|
During the proceedings it was with great pleasure that the Esk Community Choir $1000 Bursary was presented to a very worthy recipient, Finlay Rose. Well done Finlay. We wish you every success in your musical pursuits.
The delicious afternoon tea served around tables following the performance was a place where members of the Choir and concert goers alike could share their appreciation for the joy of this music on a Sunday afternoon, shower warm wishes for a successful tour and the Choir in turn, treasure the gifts of friends and the support of a Community.
|Thank you for your support.|
Bon Voyage !!