Saturday 3rd June’s concert was held at the local church of our MD, Michael Lewis, for a very good reason: It was a celebration of Michael’s 20th year as MD of our choir.
Although the choir was probably in a more relaxed mood than usual, we were all determined to give our best to mark the occasion. Judging from the feedback from the audience, it worked. Excellent solos from Nigel Adams and Dale Collett making his debut. Plus two terrific organ pieces by Michael himself.
Michael was presented with a custom-made waistcoat and bow-tie as a thank you, it wasn’t a surprise to see they were decorated with musical symbols.
Here’s just one of the many positive reviews:
‘June 3rd was a warm summer evening. The garden looked so inviting and it was a wrench to leave it. How glad we are that we did! What a musical feast awaited us. We have attended many Snowdown Colliery Choir evenings and always enjoyed them. This was the best yet.
The programme was varied. The execution precise and harmonious – a reflection of the close relationship between Mike and the Choir and testament to the hard work and dedication needed to produce a concert like this.
There was something for everyone. Amusing, poignant and prolific – goosebumps on the arms!
What a fitting tribute to Mike’s 20 years as the conductor. Talking of fitting, the gift of a music themed waistcoat and bow tie from the choir to Mike, fitted like a glove.
A truly special evening.’