2014 was a rather difficulty year in that, with the departure of our musical director, Andrew Goff, we were in the throes of attempting to find a replacement.
Luckily, our accompanist, Anthony Wilson rose to the challenge and agreed to stand in as a temporary MD whenever possible, which meant conducting and accompanying simultaneously, which is no mean feat.
However we performed Stainer’s Crucifixion and Maunder’s Olivet to Calvary in the Spring to a very appreciate audience at Whitwick Methodist Church.
Our final concert before the Summer break was a concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera ‘The Mikado’. This was a fun presentation performed to a selected audience at Whitwick Methodist Church, and was combined with a social gathering afterwards. You can see from the pictures below that it was a hugely enjoyable occasion.
Our final concert before our Summer break was an ‘informal’ performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘THE MIKADO’ on Tuesday 1st July 2014 at Whitwick Methodist Church, Hall Lane, Whitwick.
Congratulations to everyone for presenting a joyful and comic informal concert performance for families, friends and visitors.
Particular thanks to all the soloists for entering into the spirit of things so enthusiastically (see the pictures, below) - and to Anthony Wilson for once again acting as both conductor and accompanist.
As our chairman remarked, he was seen at times to be conducting with his eyebrows!
Our final concert of 2014 was our Traditional Family Carol Concert, with guests Snibston Brass Band, at Hugglescote Parish Church. The concert was a great start to Christmas - and the mince pies and wine were enjoyed by all!