20th birthday is music to group’s ears

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Louth’s Allegro Appassionato group have celebrated two decades of free entertainment for the public with an impressive birthday cake and concert.

The group, who put on free lunchtime concerts at the Conoco Rooms above Louth Library, began way back in April 1993 with a performance from Japanese violist Chikako Sato.

At a special birthday concert on Wednesday Gill Chatfield cut the birthday cake and looked back at 20 years of Allegro.

“We’ve had over 20 years of some terrific people, it’s been an absolute delight,” she said.

Pictured are Sue Litterick, Christine Maltman, Barbara Pickerill, Marissa Ayton, Diana Knight, Gill Chatfield, violinist and vocalist Thomas Drew and pianist Rachael Ueckermann.