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Keinton Concert raises £1400
Report from Malcolm Allen, photos by Chrissie Studely

A capacity audience and a waiting list for tickets – so no pressure for the Brue Boys for their first 2020 concert on Saturday 18th January.

MC Robert Peto introduced fourteen numbers from our repertoire, some of which saw solo efforts from choir members. Before the interval our rendition of the sea shanty ”John Kanaka” gave Paul Hamlet, John Mulliner, Trevor Ryder,David Allison and Roger White the opportunity to individually shine. In the second half David Marshall blew their socks off with his input to ”Senzenina” and David Hislop reminded the audience of Elvis Presley in his prime with “The Wonder of You”.

One of the lovely tables with three happy supporters

Bob and Hilde Senior ~
as usual Hilde provided an immaculate piano accompaniment assisted by Bob.

Baritones Tim Hare, John Mulliner and Vyv Simson
in full voice
David Hislop, 'The King' Elvis
Brue Valley Handbell Ringers
Sue Peto & Louise Clapp
Silver Strands Geoff Gingell, Dick Warman,
Robert Peto & Trevor Ryder.

The Brue Valley Handbell Ringers performed three of their numbers, The Silver Strands sang two songs and an Al Jolson compilation and we were treated to a session of Grayson Pattemore’s humour. Thank you to all of them for adding to our evening of entertainment.

This was our second hugely successful concert in Keinton Mandeville Village Hall. Both were sell-outs and the large flexible venue was again perfect as our audience seated around beautifully decorated tables, the bar was open early to add to the relaxed atmosphere, and a supper of hot dogs and tray-bake cakes was enjoyed. Keinton is home to several Brue Boys, a nd we were grateful especially to Geoff Gingell, his wife Jackie and to Belinda Simson who led the organisation of the evening.

Photo left shows Geoff Gingell receiving a gift for his efforts.

Conductor Jennifer Westcott was very pleased with the concert performance, commenting to us Boys: ' What a great show you all made! Your happy faces were a treat to see and some of the singing was really inspiring.'

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