The Sing from Scratch performance of The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins on the 12th of March proved to be a demanding but rewarding experience for those taking part. Joe Cooper led a three hour rehearsal that challenged the seasoned veterans as much as those that had joined us to sing for the day. Joe brings a wonderful style to the whole exercise though and despite the hard work managed to keep everyone smiling as they worked through the piece, any seeing it for the first time on the day.
By the evening everyone was ready to go out and perform. Almost seventy singers took their places and treated a good sized audience to a fantastic performance. The solos by Jane Cook and Harry Castle were both excellent and the musicians did a fine job with the Last Post particularly standing out. Many of the audience left saying not only how much they had enjoyed the it but also how moving the piece was when hearing it all rather than excerpts.
Importantly, we have been able to raise a good sum of money for Help for Heroes, currently £125 from tickets with donations still to be counted we hope to top £200 for this worthwhile cause. Thank you to all who joined us for either the singing or the performance and we hope to see you again on April 9th for Rejoice! at St John's in the Square.