Choir wows with full charity programme

On Saturday, April 6, Berwick Male Voice Choir entertained an engrossed audience at Coldstream Community Centre in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Thursday, 18th April 2019, 2:33 pm
Berwick Male Voice Choir performing at Coldstream Community Centre in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

There was a good turnout of people, who even joined in a few songs.

The choir gave Stout Hearted Men gusto. The Rose was sung sweetly and with passion, before You Raise Me Up, which went down well.

First solo was by John Weightman, accompanied by Margaret Gudgeon on piano, Silent Worship by Handel.

The Water Of Tyne contrasted well with What Would I Do Without My Music.

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Chris Enticknap soloed on piano with a Chopin’s Prelude.

The mood stayed down tempo for She Was Beautiful (Cavatina), a first airing for this tune. Then on to a Les Miserables piece, Do You Hear The People Sing? They certainly could with this uplifting version.

She, intertwined with What A Wonderful World, slowed things down, before the rousing Rhythm Of Life.

After the break the choir sang My Lord, What A Morning, a spiritual. Next was By The Riverside.

Brian Johnson wowed with Love Me Tender, before the choir sang another spiritual, Angels Watching Over Me.

Can You Feel The Love Tonight was again sung with gusto, exhibiting the talents of all sections, before the hymn How Great Thou Art. Dashenka changed the mood, a lilting East European take.

There was another solo from Chris Enticknap, Streets Of London, with audience participation.

Bridge Over Troubled Water was sung well, with a favourite to finish, American Trilogy, a pure joy. The encore was By The Riverside and the choir was applauded well.

This was the last concert of the season, and sadly the final concert by musical director Chris Enticknap, who has raised the profile of the choir.