West Bridgford’s Social Singers showcased their skills in front of friends and family in a special anniversary celebration event.
The Nottingham based choir marked their silver anniversary with a performance at community’s St Paul’s Church on Saturday, November 4.
They sang and reminisced about the memories of being in the choir and also talked about what influenced them to choose each song on the night.
Secretary of the Social Singers, Mike Schofield, chose his wedding song to share with the audience.
They also delivered a number of Norwegian vocals that were inspired by the conductor’s time in the Scandinavian’s capital city.
“Lovely mix of traditional and contemporary songs with a fantastic vocal range”
Ruth Armstrong, friend of Social Singers
Their family and friends couldn’t get enough as they asked for an encore at the end of their performance and applauded them enthusiastically.
Member of the audience Joy Adams, of Melton Road, Edwalton, said: “It was absolutely fabulous, the leader has got complete control of the group and the variations were good in the songs.”
Not only did they sing but they tucked into a buffet and a cake, made in honour of the 25 years that the group had been together.
Ruth Armstrong, 47, from Cheltenham, said: “I loved every second of it, it was a superb lovely mix of traditional and contemporary songs, fantastic vocal range and the conductor is superb.”
- Choir director Simon Thompson started this group when he worked at Jesse Gray School
- They asked him to start a choir with the school boys, which expanded enormously under his leadership
- In 1999 Simon Thompson moved to Norway and joined Bjorn Sigurd Skjelbred’s choir
- He now incorporates what he learnt there into the music he conducts now
- West Bridgford Social Singers is always looking to recruit people of all ages.
- To find more information about them you can visit their website or find them on Facebook