Angela Rowley’s concert at Eccles Town Hall on 10th June was a great success and helped to raise funds towards the choir. She was joined by alto Marjorie Seddon and accompanist Tim Kennedy. Although their voices are quite different, the two blended beautifully in the duets included within the programme; my favourite was Annie’s Song. The varied content was cleverly organised into a cohesive programme of solos and duets. Tim’s accompaniment was flawless. Angela’s performance of Nella Fantasia by Ennio Morricone was beautiful.
On 25th June, the choir had the honour of performing at St Peter’s Swinton, providing a celebratory concert of the Golden Jubilee of Town Twinning between Salford with our friends in Lünen, Clermont-Ferrand and Narbonne. Fifty years of Town Twinning have cemented the relationships and these European links are more important than ever since the EU referendum. As Angela said, “We are people, not governments”.
We received a standing ovation and many Kind words from Councillor Derek Antrobus, chair of the Town Twinning Forum. The celebrations were attended by elected Mayor of Salford,Paul Dennett and the Ceremonial Mayor of Salford, Karen Garrido. We received personal thanks from the mayor of Clermont-Ferrand, Monsieur Olivier Bianchi and the mayor of Lünen, Herr Jürgen Kleine-Frauns.
The choir is off to Lünen on the 18th August, having been invited to perform a Golden Jubilee concert there; bridging the celebrations across the sea.
At St Peter’s Church with the Mayors of Lünen and Clermont-Ferrand on 25th June