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Return to Ditcheat on Saturday 6th April : Report and photos from Malcolm Allen

Ditcheat Village Hall was filled to capacity on the occasion of The Brue Boys Concert in aid of The Forever Friends Appeal - RUH Bath, arranged by Shepton Mallet Rotary Club.

A great mixed programme by the choir was punctuated by solo spots from Trevor Ryder, "Three Brue Boys singing Folk" (although perhaps better described as one Brue Boy singing -Roger White and two Brue Boys -Nick Llewellyn and Richard Loughlin on guitars!). The third solo spot was  Grayson Pattemore treating the audience to his stand up comedy routine-much enjoyed by the audience!

One of the songs performed by the choir "The Rose" was dedicated to our late fellow Brue Boy, John Callaghan, who died recently.It was one of his favourite numbers and the rendition did him proud.

Photo right shows the Brue Boys conducted by Jennifer Westcott and accompanied by Hilde Senior.

Photos show:

Left: Trevor Ryder singing the blues

Right: Roger White singing a folk song

 

First 2019 Concert

Our first 2019 concert was held in excellent venue of The Bible Christian Centre, Haselbury Plucknett on Saturday 9th March. This splendid new venue for the choir also brought us a fresh audience from this part of rural South Somerset and we trust the 90+ present watching in the spacious hall enjoyed their evening.

34 Brue Boys sang a total of sixteen songs. These included 'Pilgrim's Chorus' from Wagner's opera Tannhäuser, the Somerset folk song 'O Sally, My Dear' and the Welsh hymn Ebenezer.
We were again capably conducted by Jennifer Westcott and accompanied by Hilde Senior, assisted by her husband Bob.

Soloists in the choir were songs were David Chambers (She), Dick Warman (Flying Free), David Hislop (again playing The King with his usual aplomb leading 'The Wonder of You') and David Marshall who led the wonderful Zulu song Senzenina, which has become a favourite both of the choir and audiences, as demonstrated again tonight.

In between sets of choir songs there were three supporting Brue Boy acts. David Hislop sang an upbeat version of Rogers and Hart's 'Blue Moon' and the entertaining 'Raise a ruckus' by The Old Medicine Show. Dick Warman, Graham Kirk and John Mulliner dressed up as sick and grumpy old men to reprieve the comic song 'Man Flu' performed the previous night at our annual dinner. Finally a Brue Boys folk trio featuring Nick Llewellyn and Richard Loughlin on guitar and let by vocalist Roger White, sang the shanty 'Keep Hauling', Farewell to you, Marquês and the sea song Whip Jamboree which gave people a chance to join in with the chorus.

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