The HPMVC are delighted to be welcoming Thomas Luke, the brilliant pianist from the IOW, who will be playing two 15 minute slots on the Yamaha grand in the acoustic-friendly auditorium, on 8 July.
The Choir will be singing a variety of sacred, popular, traditional and operatic music including An American Trilogy and Alexander’s Ragtime Band. Fly me To The Moon, She Was Beautiful (Cavatina) and What a Wonderful World provide well-known, melodious pieces.
A Police Choir has to sing The Gendarmes by Offenbach, whilst the baritones imitate bugles in High on a Hill. The arrangement of When The Saints Go Marching In is an exciting one, which builds to a great climax and takes us into the interval.
On a Clear Day is from the film of the same name and, after Thomas Luke’s second spot, we will perform three extracts from opera: Nessun Dorma, Speed Your Journey and The Anvil Chorus.
If the audience would like an encore, the conductor, Geoff. Porter has been known to invite everyone to clap along to a well-known march.