Louth Choral Society’s ‘Best of British’ provides a lively evening of patriotism

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CONCERT goers in Louth were treated to a lively, varied and unashamedly patriotic programme of the Best of British music as performed by Louth Choral Society and the Louth Junior Choir last Sunday evening.

Musical numbers included arrangements of English folk songs, choral settings of the words of Shakespeare and Tennyson, and a work for female voices composed by local musician, Michael Flowers.

Baritone Bozidar Smiljanic joined the adult choir for a rousing rendition of Stanford’s Songs of the Fleet and the audience helped to raise the rafters by joining in with Parry’s Jerusalem.

The junior choir, conducted by Kate Witney, performed songs from all corners of the British Isles and excelled with their rendition of the chart-topping Jubilee Song by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow.

The adult choir, conducted by Martin Pickering and accompanied by David Parker on piano, brought the evening to a suitably upbeat close with excerpts from My Fair Lady.

Louth Choral Society’s next concert will be on Sunday, November 25 and will feature music by Stravinsky, Respighi and Kurt Weill.