Monday, 02 August 2021

Living Advent Day 21: Serenity over the crease

A women?s choir sang to visitors on the 21st night of the Henley Living Advent Calendar last night

A women?s choir sang to visitors on the 21st night of the Henley Living Advent Calendar last night (21).

The Tapestry Choir, of Charvil, performed at Henley Cricket Club in White Hill, with more than 80 people braving the cold and rain to attend.

The choir, which comprised 15 singers, performed songs including ?Ariel?s Song?, from William Shakespeare?s The Tempest, and ?There Is No Rose? by Benjamin Britten.

The audience were also invited to join in with a festive rendition of ?The Holly and the Ivy?.

After the performance there was a raffle. The night was raising money for brain injury charity Headway Thames Valley.

Conductor Sarah Latto said: ?This is our second year at the Living Advent Calendar, we performed last year at Leander Club. It went really well, it was professional and the place looks fantastic.

?We had a nice audience. We were gobsmacked last year when we had 200 people and it?s great to have another 80 here, we don?t normally get that at a concert!

?We are always looking for female singers. We rehearse on Tuesdays in Twyford and perform all over Berkshire and London.?

Richard Rodway, chairman of the Living Advent Calendar, added: ?After the barnstorming fun of the last two nights it was nice to have this contrast with a serene and beautiful performance.

?They made me cry last year and when they approached me about getting involved this year I was more than happy to find somewhere for them.?

Tonight?s (Tuesday) performance will be held in Market Place.


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