Thursday, 23 September 2021

Concerts raise more than £850 for good causes

TWO concerts in Sonning Common helped to raise more than £850 for local causes.

TWO concerts in Sonning Common helped to raise more than £850 for local causes.

Community singing group Nottakwire performed twice at the village hall in Wood Lane for about 100 people.

The choir topped the fundraising total up to £1,000.

Sonning Common Health Centre and the Club SC youth club will receive £200.

The Village Gardeners, Sonning Common Lunch Club, Sonning Common Skatepark and Sonning Common Magazine will all recieve £150.

The money was raised through ticket sales, a soft toy raffle and a lucky ticket raffle with each attendee winning a goodie bag with the contents donated by members of the choir.

The performances were directed by Margaret Moola and Elaine Williams, who set up Nottakwire five years ago.

Ms Moola said: “The concert was in two halves. The first was all Rodgers and Hammerstein on Broadway.

“We did 17 songs from their Broadway shows. The second half was a performance of Flanders and Horwitz’s Captain Noah.”

In the first half soloists included Cliff Pryke, who sang This Nearly Was Mine from South Pacific, and Mary O’Mahoney, who sang Mr Snow from Carousel.

Jeni Wood and Sarah Dixon sang solos in a 13 song medley of Rodgers and Hammerstein music.

Peter Dayton sang that part of The Lord in the second half of the show. Nick Launders sang the part of Noah.

Ms Moola said: “The performances were very well received, people really seemed to enjoy it and gave positive comments about the standard of singing.”

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