Saturday, 25 September 2021

Children sing, dance and play at the talent competition

SINGERS, dancers and musicians showed off their skills at the first Watlington’s Got Talent evening.

SINGERS, dancers and musicians showed off their skills at the first Watlington’s Got Talent evening.

A total of 16 children took part in the event at St Leonard’s Church on Saturday evening, watched by a crowd of more than 60 people.

Reverend Christopher Evans, rector of Watlington, welcomed everyone before the entertainment began.

The performers included Samantha and Llyana De Ocera singing Justin Bieber’s Sorry, Jordana Orwin performing James Bond theme Skyfall, originally by Adele, and a rendition of Valerie by Charlotte and Will Fleming, Leah Byrant, Poppy Lambelin and Kazi Holland.

There was also a number of classical music performances, including Oskar Rieding’s first movement of concerto in B minor by Natasha Roberts and Andy Drysch.

Organiser Chrissie Bell said she wanted to expand on her regular music evenings held at her home in Beech Close.

She said: “We have never done it before but it was such a big success we really want to do it again next year.

“There are so many people in Watlington with talent.”

She said the success of the event was due to the variety of performers and because it was held early enough in the evening to allow families with young children to attend.

The event, which also included a raffle, supper and bar, raised £770 for the church.



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