Our ‘Gospel Goes Jazz’ concert on 12 October at Trinity Church, Harrow was totally sold out.
What an evening! Not only was the style of singing different, but we were accompanied by a professional live band – a four piece version of the talented Quintessential.
Choir members were exceptionally smart and elegant; ladies in long black gowns and ‘bling’ jewellery befitting the era. The men did not disappoint in their black suits, white shirts and bow ties.
Our compere, Marge Malcolm, equally elegant in her red and black outfit, did a sterling job. She controlled the evening, keeping the audience and choir informed and engaged at each phase of the proceedings.
It was the choir’s first time singing with a live band and our soloists welcomed the challenge and delivered some heartwarming renditions.
Our choir director, CeCelia Wickham-Anderson, added her professional touch and sang a version of ‘It’s What I Do’. What a treat!
It has been, and continues to be, a challenging and demanding year for the choir but I am so proud that we were able to overcome our obstacles and produced an absolutely awesome concert.
Onward and upward. Looking forward to our next.