Well done to all for lovely evening of music
That’s how one reader of the Halstead Gazette described our sell out “Jubilation” concert at St Andrew’s Church, Halstead on Friday 3rd June.
The letter went on “Many thanks for all the music, singing, clapping, flag waving and even a glass of wine to toast Her Majesty. Well done to the Hedingham Singers, Braintree Male Voice Choir and the Essex Police Band. A joyous evening”
Also in the Halstead Gazette, Arts correspondence Pat Rudkins wrote” The success of Jubilation was based on musical director Thomas Duchan, organist and pianist Philip Prior, the Essex Police Band and the full-to-capacity audience.
Wisely Thomas turned the Hedingham Singers and Braintree Male Voice Choir into a massed chorale of patriotic pleasers, but still allowed the (Hedingham) Singers to showcase their musical theatre skills and confident soloist, Amy Buchanan“
Pat also praised the Braintree Male Voice Choir and the Essex Police Band under the leadership of David Rowlands. “Cornet soloist T-Jay Mackenzie provided a terrific touch of Hoagy Carmichael syncopation. This got the eager to participate crowd swaying slowly, in contrast to the energetic demands made of them throughout”
Giving back to the community
Thanks to the support of the local community and our full capacity audience The Hedingham Singers are pleased to announce that some of the proceeds from the concert have been donated to local charities.
We are pleased to announce that St Andrew’s Church, The Friends of St Andrew’s Church, Halstead in Bloom and The Mayor of Halstead’s Chosen Charity have all received a cash donation. In addition, we did a supermarket shop with the food going to the Trussell Trust who run the Halstead food bank.
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