First concert for Meridian Singers in Louth


The inaugural Concert of Louth’s newly formed The Meridian Singers, took place at The Trinity Centre.

The choir sang to a full house and presented a varied programme of music which clearly displayed their fresh and imaginative approach.

The first item, an African song, O-Re-Mi, won tumultuous applause and audible appreciation from those present. The ever popular Sing and Here Comes the Sun provided a wonderful contrast.

The sensitivity of Send in the Clowns, Windmills of Your Mind, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Gaelic Blessing showcased this group’s diversity, whilst the final African song, Helele Mama, saw the audience joining in with enthusiasm.

The choir’s Musical Director, Michael Flowers, has obviously brought dynamism and creativity with a modern approach. The rapport between him and the singers was absolutely palpable.

He played two piano solos during the programme which were interpretations of two 1930s pieces entitled The Ace of Clubs and The Ace of Hearts by Billy Mayerl.

Everyone enjoyed food and drinks provided by Choir members during a party atmosphere after the performance.

Chairman Barbara Pickerill said: “We are delighted with the way our hard work has been received by the public on this occasion. We are enthusiastic about what we do as a choir and it has been so rewarding to have our performance appreciated to this overwhelming extent by the warmth of the audience.”

Their next performance will be a Christmas Wassail, to be held at The Trinity Centre on Friday December 13 at 7.30pm.

A number of tickets have already been sold for this but some are still available from Barbara Pickerill on 01507 604315 or from any choir member.