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Mayoress' Charity Concert 28 February 2024

The Society broke new ground performing for the first time in The Electric Palace , Harwich as part of the Lady Mayoress' charity appeal, raising funds for, The Merchant Navy Association, Harwich Connexions for the 1912 Centre and The Electric Palace itself.
The programme covered a wide genre of music from such choral giants as the Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah, followed by the Yorkshire Messiah, read by Colin Knight,  to fun items, Now is the Month of Maying, and Bare Necessities, as well as arrangements of Fields of Gold and Les Miserables. Soloists were Patrick McCarthy, former MD of the Society, who showed his versatility with songs ranging from Some Enchanted Evening and Down by the Sally Gardens to On Mother Kellys' Doorstep and where did you get that Hat ? whilst Sarah Stevens led a rousing Rule Britannia to conclude the first half and opened the second half with the Habenara from Carmen.
The Choir were led by Julie Harmer and accompanied by Francis Garland.

All in all a most enjoyable evening thar raised just under £500 for the charity

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