Carlton Theatre Concert July 10th 2014

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)    

Second set:-

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