|Wrington Choral Society
Patrons' Evening, 23rd November, 2002
|For many years, Wrington Choral Society has put on in the Memorial Hall, an informal evening's entertainment, with a meal, as an acknowledgement of the support received from the Society's patrons.|
|Musical Director, John Gadsden, outlines the programme ... which included songs from the|
|choir... which, being a couple of G & S madrigals, had their plots deconstructed by Echo Irving ..|
|... a Joyce Grenfell monologue from Sheila Keys ...
... who clearly managed to tickle the audience's collective funnybone ...
|... some Gershwin from baritone Jeff Jones ...|
|... a poem from Sally Bucknell about a lovesick walrus ...|
|... two numbers from Les Miserables by Becky Cannon ...|
|... and Elaine Barwick led up to the food break with a poem 'Somewhere around Christmas'.|
|Sarah Gadsden's team of cooks performed with a skill which emulated that of the singers and reciters before them, prompting a ready response to their cries of 'encore' ...|
|... and finally, Veronica Thorn sent everyone home with a poem which, though more of a Victorian horror story, managed to close the proceedings - as Sheila had begun them - with more than a few chuckles.|