By Anne Barker
A large audience enjoyed a feast of music at St Mary’s Church in Attenborough at a Spring Concert arranged by Notts/Derbys Hemlockstone Lions Club, featuring music from a wide repertoire and performers of all ages and abilities from seven to 70.
Those taking part included The Wollaton Singers who displayed enthusiasm, harmony and musicality, ably conducted by Sophie Pascall and accompanied by Chris Foster.
They are always on the lookout for new members and for more information visit their website www.wollatonsingers.org.uk.
St Mary’s Young Musicians provided solo items on violin, piano, flute and trumpet – they were fantastic and had such confidence and ability.
Many thanks to Malcolm Bachelor for the encouragement he gives these young people and for his own contribution on the organ.
Further solo items were provided by Graeme and Jill Barker on piano and violin, with a range of music whisking us through Norway, Russia, Spain and then onto South America.
As a result of the evening, a donation will be made to Music for Everyone and in particular their Open Voices singing groups which are particularly suited to adults with learning disabilities – those who go along have a fun time singing, making friends and acquiring new skills and confidence.
A new initiative in Beeston began in April at the Middle Street Centre.
This is their Year of Youthwith the focus of bringing the joy of music-making to even more young people in Nottinghamshire.
New activities planned include performances in public spaces, outreach work and collaborations with the Teenage Cancer Trust and Nottinghamshire’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.
It was an excellent evening demonstrating the wealth of talent in our local community and the Lions theme of Friendship and fun.
A big thank you to all concerned.