Music Appreciation Group

It was considered in 2011 that, perhaps, the excellent sound equipment in Church could be used to bring a wide selection of music,  to all-comers  having their choices to share on the third Friday of the month. All genres of music encouraged – easy listening, classical, country and western, hymns, baroque, etc., together with composers and artists based on letters of the “alphabet trail”. 


 Appropriately on 21st June – “Suffolk Day” and the start of the weekend’s celebrations, the alphabet trail arrived at “S” for members to bring along and share their themed choices.

However, in starting the programme, we heard “The Merry Widow” waltz sung by June Bronhill and Tommy Roundhead  in tribute to Marian’s Mum, Stella, who played this leading role during her theatrical days and, when visiting Pakefield, came along to our evenings of music.  This followed Sharon’s uplifting service on the beach at noon, when Stella’s ashes were scattered in the nearby sea to be “reunited” with her husband, Tommy.
The “S” themed programmed then followed – “The Second Piano Concerto” – Shostakovich, “Some enchanted evening” – Mantovani, “Sailing by” – Ronald Binge, “Stranger on the shore” – Acker Bilk, “Something changed” – Pulp, “Scarlet Ribbons” – Harry Belafonte, “The air that I breathe” – Simply Red, “Shine your light” – Charlie Landsborough, “Smile” – Josh Groban, “Ombra mai fu” – Handel sung by Andreas Scholl, “Theme from the film – Saving Private Ryan” – The Scottish National Orchestra, “Songbird” – Eva Cassidy, “Swan Lake – finale” – The Russian State Orchestra, “Somewhere my love (Lara’s theme from Dr. Zhivago)” – Ray Coniff and his Orchestra and Chorus, “Se A Vida E (That’s the way life is)” – Pet Shop Boys, “Sound of Silence” – Simon and Garfunkel, “Walk with me” – The Seekers, “What a wonderful world” -Sam Cooke and finishing with “Shepherd Moons” – Enya.
Thanks to DJ, Marian, and the refreshment and chair management teams.
The next meeting will be on Friday, 19th July at 7.30.p.m. in Church when welcome new and existing members are invited to bring along their “T” themed music of all genres, artists and composers with the usual donation of £2. applying.