U3A stage charity concert

News / Thu 23rd Jul 2015 at 12:37pm

Harlow U3AHARLOW U3A Choir staged a highly successful concert on Sunday, raising nearly £2,000 for local charities.

The event, held at Burnt Mill Academy, attracted a near-capacity audience of around 200 and was also the choir’s first major performance under the leadership of new musical director Gabrielle Hanley.

The afternoon’s programme included a wide range of musical styles, ranging from African chants and British folk songs to religious pieces sung in Latin and songs from the shows. The finale was a selection of popular songs from the award-winning musical Les Miserables.

Mrs Hanley recruited singers from Broxbourne’s Kaleidos Community Choir, which she also directs, to help swell the general sound and to add their own items to the programme. Piano accompaniment was provided by Ronald Morgan and Sally Kee.

Choir spokesman Garry Slark said: “We’re thrilled that it was such a success. We’ve worked really hard at rehearsals over the last few months and we’re delighted all our hard work has paid off. And the fact that we managed to raise such a lot of money for two good causes in the process is very satisfying.”

The proceeds from the concert will be divided between the Harlow branches of the Alzheimer’s Society and Macmillan Cancer Support.

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1 Comment for U3A stage charity concert:

Alizon Paveley
2021-08-09 11:24:34

I would like to be able to join your Choir please. I used to sing with the Harlow Community Choir. Thank you.

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