First – a quick taster…
On Friday, 27 October 2017, at the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Underwood, ECMVC were joined by great friends, Sonara Singers in a concert organised in aid of the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association. All profits were given to the association.
This spectacular concert of fabulous choral singing raised over £1,200 for the association – a fantastic result and marvellous reward for organisers, Will and Moira Jones!
Sonara delighted the audience with a fabulous selection of items which included That’s Entertainment, Fly Me To The Moon, And All That Jazz, The Impossible Dream, a brilliant take on Sing A Song Of Sixpence and a gorgeous rendition of George Harrison’s Here Comes The Sun.
ECMVC sang many favourites including Stout Hearted Men, Unchained Melody, Anthem from Chess Love Is All Around, and Bring Him Home, from Les Miserables. Their contribution to the concert was rounded off with a new song to their repertoire – the hauntingly beautiful, but very powerful, If We Only Have Love by Jaques Brel.
Both choirs were led by the indefatigable Musical Director, Liz Moulder, who was brilliantly supported by Gemma Marshall and Teresa Mills, ECMVC and Sonara respective accompanists.
Richard Moulder was the excellent Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
PSP is a progressive neurological condition caused by the premature loss of nerve cells in certain parts of the brain. Over time, this leads to difficulties with balance, movement, vision, speech and swallowing. Symptoms can resemble Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Stroke or Multiple System Atrophy, with the result that initial misdiagnosis is common. The PSP Association raises funds for much needed research into the condition.
Photographs of the event were taken by Roger Prestcote and Paul Atchinson, of Eastwood Photographic Society, and these can be seen on the choir’s website Photo Gallery section.