Successful Parkinson’s UK (SW) Charity Concert
The Rivertones Chorus recently gave a concert at St Mary Magdalene Church in Taunton in aid of Parkinson’s UK (SW), whose aim is to find a cure and improve life for everyone effected by Parkinsons.
The first half of the concert featured the most established members of the group and their singing was really appreciated by the large audience. The most popular song was Can You Feel The Love Tonight from The Lion King although Bye Bye Love was also well received.
In the second half 12 of the newer members, who joined after the Rivertones’ recent Learn to Sing course, swelled the group to 44 singers. The new men had worked remarkably hard to learn 20 songs in six months. Probably the most popular songs were, Love Me, With A Song in my Heart and Walk Away.
Chorus Director, Peter Gover, was his usual brilliant self, directing a very large group with aplomb.
Also appearing at the concert was Elizabeth-Jane Baldry, one of England’s leading harpists, who also presents vibrant harp recitals abroad, gave a stunning performance and had also composed an accompaniment which she played when the chorus sang Heart of my Heart. She has graced several film and TV sound tracks screened in over 30 countries.
The Rivertones’ final song, Hallelujah, received a standing ovation from the enthusiastic audience to end a memorable evening.