April has been a busy month for The Hedingham Singers with two concerts in eight days.

Our first concert,  ”All You Need Is Love” at St John The Baptist Church, Pebmarsh on 20th April  saw the church packed to the doors with a large audience, including the Mayor of Halstead, Mrs Jackie Pell coming to support the Rotary Club of Halstead and its fund raising efforts.

Also in the audience was the Halstead Gazette’s Art Correspondent Pat Rudkins who had this to say about the performance:

Marvellous Musical Director Thomas Duchan was an impressive triple performance threat – he simultaneously conducted and accompanied his singers from the centrally placed keyboard throughout and had also arranged many of their numbers.

The dynamic harmonies he achieved from the start with a relatively small, enthusiastic choir, heralded a delightful programme.

The effective final bar rests of Close To You, the descant frisson of Both Sides Now and the challenges he met by adapting an arrangement of the concert’s title song underpinned the show’s success.
Show soloist Corinna Groombridge “brought the house down” with her vivacious rendering of I Could Have Danced All Night.  She generously joined the choir for their memorable finale, Love Changes Everything.

Especially thanks to Corinna for revealing the ballad strength of Someone Like You, from, to me, an unknown Jekyll and Hyde musical.  The audience’s pin-drop reaction to it said it all.

The following weekend the
Hedingham Singers joined with the Stour Valley Singers for a joint concert “Voices Together” at St Gregory’s Church in Sudbury.

A large audience joined the two choirs with each taking turns to sing numbers from their extensive repertoires under the direction of their respective musical directors plus joining together for a medley of songs from Oliver and My Fair Lady.

Corrinna will be once again joining with The Hedingham Singers at our two “Afternoon Delight” concerts at Gestingthorpe on Sunday 19th May and Gosfield Saturday 22nd June – click on the NEXT CONCERT tab for further details