This was our first experience of singing at the Carlton Theatre in Teignmouth, and although some members of the choir had trodden the boards on stage at the Carlton before, there was a little trepidation around regarding lights, sound , visibility of our conductor…
On the night it went very well indeed and we received some excellent feedback from the (very large!) audience on the breadth of our repertoire, the quality of our performance and the great job done by our soloists.
Introducing the choir to the audience, Music Director Jeff Hocking presented the evening as a kind of tribute to the long history of performing arts at the Carlton Theatre – the present building to be demolished at the end of the summer season and replaced in 2015 with a new modern structure.
Our repertoire has expanded since our last performance, and this time we were very pleased to be able to present two new acapella numbers, The Beatles’ With a little Help from my Friends and Labbie Siffrey’s Something Inside so strong, which we offered as a tribute to the life and work of Nelson Mandela. We also sang on stage for the first time a medley from Fiddler on the Roof which attracted some very positive feedback from audience members.
Our first set comprised:-
Big City Beat Sing a Song Ticket to Ride Angels
A Little Help from my Friends Summertime (solo) Mamma Mia
What a Wonderful World The Rose (solo) Rogers and Hammerstein Medley
Stand by me Rhythm of life Make you feel my Love Dream (duet)
Best of Bond Let’s Face the music and dance(solo) Close to You
Bohemian RhapsodyFiddler on the Roof He ain’t Heavy
Killing me softly… (solo) Something Inside so Strong Les Mis