Choir hits high notes in concert

Formed in the 1970s and still going strong, the Trowell Ladies Choir has showcased its talents to an enthusiastic audience at a charity concert staged in the Parish Hall.

A group of 17 ladies led by musical director Pat Wilson and accompanied by pianist Glenys Skidmore, served up a treat for supporters with a repertoire of golden oldies, classic hits and favourites old and new.

The choir, in fine voice throughout, hit the mark with Oklahoma, Singing in the Rain, and I Got Rhythm, raised the bar with Elvis Presley’s It’s Now or Never, and the enduring Bobby’s Girl, and bowed out on a high note with a glorious rendition of Jerusalem.

There were comic moments too as Pat Wilson, Joan Morley and Marion Wallen rolled back the years with an amusing version of Stay Young and Beautiful.

Not to be outdone, choir members Sylvia Crich, Eileen Hather, Norma Fyfe and Jackie Bradley showed some front with their hilarious Wunderbra offering.

As well as the choir members mentioned, June Tansley, Paula Vaughan, Sylvia Kirk, June Wheatley, Janice Beckett, Mary Tillson, Meryl Wilton, Marlene Townsend and Rita Smith made invaluable contributions to the concert’s success.

“At the present time we have yet to nominate our charity, but the money raised tonight in excess of £100, a sum boosted by a raffle, will kick-start our efforts for the cause.” said Pat Wilson.

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported us and to the choir members and Mrs.Skidmore who were on top form throughout.”