45 people enjoyed themselves listening to Nick crooning to them. The Church rocked to a variety of music and we had fun. £330 was made for Church funds. We are grateful to Rev. Nick for giving up his time and to Chris & Vincent, Sue & Malcolm, Val & Colin for organising the refreshments.
Over 60 people joined us at the church this afternoon for tea and cake. Choir led the singalong and everyone joined in old folk songs. It was all good fun but if you did not get your Coronation coins, you must contact the parish clerk or speak to Jill.
Thanks to all who made cakes, washed up or put up decorations for this special event.
A good crowd came to be entertained again by our friend Brian. The food was good and the company excellent. Brian sang for more than two hours and we do appreciate him giving up his time. £303.25 was raised for the Chapel as a result of everyone’s hard work. Thank you!
Brian's concert not only entertained a full house it also raised a lovely total of £320 for the chapel. Brian loved the evening as everyone joined in and made it a great night.
Really lovely evening. Everybody joining in with singing and Brian’s humour creating laughs. He sang a tribute to Mavis, who loved these evenings and ended the event with Christmas carols and festive songs. A total of £195 was made for church funds.
Playing once again to a near full church Switched on Swing entertained with a range of songs from Uptown Funk to some Beatles songs. Interval tea and cakes were enjoyed with the chocolate being demolished. Many helped washing up afterwards including our young reporter. Ours thanks to the band for supporting the Methodist Chapel once again raising £272 in total.
Brian came and sang for us and the concert was a big success raising a total of £180 to church funds. Thank you to all who attended enjoying a splendid evening and especially to Brian for entertaining us again.
Many thanks to Brian for entertaining us so amusingly. People who came enjoyed the evening greatly and £155 was raised for the Chapel funds. Brian is a well known local singer from Tamworth and played a variety of classic musical hits on his guitar. Brian has been friends with Vincent Coggins for years and came to support the chapel. Thanks also to the Coggins family for the refreshments provided in the interval.
One of our roving reporters who was a satisfied audience member reports that .........
Starting promptly at the advertised time of 7.30pm, the audience in the Methodist Church on Saturday 29 April was entertained for over two hours to the sound of The Switched on Swing Band. This 8-piece band comprised of saxophones, guitar, percussion, keyboard and even (once) a tuba!
This popular band, who practises weekly in the church hall, played a variety of mainly big band music that had been suitably arranged for playing by a small ensemble. Well over thirty favourites and well known tunes were enjoyed by all. These tunes included two that had been sung by the Carpenters, one of which was We’ve Only Just Begun. Other tunes included Moondance, Summertime, Fly Me to the Moon, Blueberry Hill, Moonriver, the Muppets’ theme tune, and A Few of My Favourite Things from the Sound of Music. Interspersing the tunes was band leader Barry, one of the saxophonists, who, with great humour, told those present a little about the music they were playing. He even cracked a number of jokes, some of which were about animals!
Refreshments were served in the church hall during the interval.
The sound coming from these talented musicians was terrific! As the evening progressed, many in the audience could be seen “swinging” in their seats in time to the rhythm of the music. A great evening was had by all those who were present and £250 was raised for Church funds.
Thanks again to the Switched on Swing band for the concert.
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