Monday, 02 August 2021

Living Advent Day 18: Siblings lead sing-a-long

SIBLINGS Toby and Annabel Marlow performed from the first floor window of an office building on the 18th night of the Henley Living Advent Calendar last night (Friday).

SIBLINGS Toby and Annabel Marlow performed from the first floor window of an office building on the 18th night of the Henley Living Advent Calendar last night (Friday).

Annabel, 16, sat on the windowsill overlooking the rear courtyard at Delegate Office and Conference Services in Hart Street and sang to the crowd. Her brother, 21, also provided vocals and played the keyboard.

More than 80 people packed into the venue to watch the pair perform a selection of festive and pop songs.

The musicians began with Justin Bieber?s hit Love Yourself, before singing In the Bleak Midwinter.

They then sang Love is an Open Door from the children?s film Frozen, Sia?s Fair Game followed by Baby It?s Cold Outside.

The pair then led the crowd in an impromptu sing-a-long, supported by the Henley Rock Choir, of Mariah Carey?s All I Want for Christmas Is You, Queen?s Don?t Stop Me Now and Merry Christmas Everyone, originally by Shakin? Stevens, Afterwards Toby told the Henley Standard: ?It was all really good fun - this is my third time doing it.?

Annabel added: ?I think it went well. I was incredibly nervous but it was really good and I loved it. It?s for charity and we have lived in Henley our whole lives so of course we wanted to give something back to the town.?

Richard Rodway, chairman of the Living Advent Calendar, said: ?Annabel and Toby are fantastically talented. I thought visually it worked really well. It?s one of the few settings where we have the advent calendar look and feel with the windows.?

The evening, which was held in partnership with Elizabeth Cleall Interiors, was raising money for the annual Regatta for the Disabled which will be held on Saturday, September 3 next year.

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