St. Paul’s Choir’s Got Talent!
Posted by ParishAdmin on April 28, 2012 under Webmaster Blog |
Over $500 Raised for “Advocacy Office”
Oh, what a night! The event of the year!
On Friday 27th April, around 70 people turned out to see St. Paul’s choir and friends demonstrate their many and varied talents in a terrific concert. Only at St. Paul’s could you find such an eclectic mix of musical styles. The audience was treated to a programme of sacred and secular, comic and contemplative music with Strauss rubbing shoulders with excerpts from “The Sound of Music” and Chopin having to share the piano keys with “Chopsticks”.
The concert got off to a magnificent start with Barry Manilow’s song “One Voice”, sung beautifully by Nina Shoroplova in the darkened church, with the lights lifting as more voices entered. The first half of the concert included vocal and instrumental solos, concluding with the audience joining with the choir for some lively gospel numbers.
After the interval, the programme took on a lighter note, and the choir entertained with popular songs, instrumental ensembles and a selection of songs from the shows. One of the highlights of the evening was a solo spotlight from our very own vicar, Markus Dünzkofer. The audience waiting in hushed anticipation, Markus appeared at the back of church dressed as Mother Superior, to sing “Climb every mountain” from “The Sound of Music”. What a performance! It was received with thunderous applause and cheers.
This surely has to now become an annual event in the social calendar of St. Paul’s. Whilst enjoying their “amazing desserts” after the concert, the audience and performers mused over the possible contenders for next year’s “solo spotlight”. Markus was heard to comment that he may be persuaded to return with a rendition of “The Lonely Goatherd”, (complete with lederhosen). However, there are also rumours that our parish administrator, Barry, does a mean “Elvis” number! With all this talent at St. Paul’s, who needs Simon Cowell?
Thank you to everyone, choir and “back-stage” helpers, who helped to make the evening such a delightful event; we raised over $500 for the Advocacy Office.
(webmaster comment: above review provided by Jill Knight. THANKS!)