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Events prior to 2005

‘VIVALDI'S GLORIA’ - 13th November 2004 at Holy Cross Church, Parsonwood Hill, Whitwick with Orchestra and Guest Soloist Eleanor Lloyd plus BLCS soloist Margaret Carter

The first half of the concert included anthems by John Rutter and part-songs by other composers, plus solo items sung by guest soloist Eleanor Lloyd.

The concert concluded with Handel's ZADOK THE PRIEST.

Our first concert of 2003 was 'ELIJAH' at Holy Cross Church, Whitwick. We were joined by 4 professional soloists and a 34-piece orchestra for this work, which was enjoyed by a large audience.



On Friday 29th November 2002, members of Broom Leys Choral Society took part in a special Christmas Concert in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, sponsored by the 'Extra Care' charitable trust, for members of their care facilities.

Aled Jones was the main celebrity guest, and choirs from all parts of the Midlands, as well as other soloists and a pipe band, joined together with a professional orchestra for the event.

Here are a few photos taken at the event (BLCS members can be easily spotted in their colourful coats - the ladies anyway!!!).


The main soloists in their regalia!

This picture is of the Chief Executive and the Chairman of North West Leicestershire District Council

John Florance (second from left), Brian Humpherson (Musical Director) and (right) David Taylor M.P.

Edward German

Saturday 29th June 2002


Music by Edward German (see brief bio below)

This concert was held in King Edward VII Community College, Coalville, on Saturday 29th June 2002, with orchestra and superb soloists:

    Alan Speight as The Earl of Essex

    Alan Gale as Sir Walter Raleigh

    David Lovell as Walter Wilkins

    Alexandra Gamble as Queen Elizabeth

    Nicola Bingham as Bessie Throckmorton

    Christine Jaques-Davis as Jill-All-Alone

It was introduced and narrated by John Florance of Radio Leicester, and was attended by our local M.P. The Rt. Hon. David Taylor and the Chairman and Chief Executive of North West Leicestershire District Council, together with a large audience. The music provided by the 28-piece orchestra was terrific, and the choir and soloists were superb. The commentary by John Florance was highly amusing and added the final touch to a great evening.

Thanks must also go to all the many people who helped in many different ways to make this concert a success.

'Merrie England' was first performed on April 2nd, 1902 at the Savoy Theatre, London.