Music in the Gardens (Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Music in The Gardens presented by the Rotary Clubs of South Yorkshire

 Music in the Gardens 2017

A large number of our members helped with the organization of this year’s Music in the Gardens.
Geoff is the Chairman, Bryan, the Stage Manager , Sue the Secretary and Julian is involved with the Legal matters.
Other members helped with security, stewarding, litter picking and
clearing up after the event. All in all an
excellent turnout from our club. All the local Rotary clubs including
ours were awarded a combine award from RIBI District 1220. The
“Peter Moralee Trophy” for their work in the field of Working
Together. David Dickenson our President was one of the rotarians
presented with the trophy at the Music in the Gardens by M ichael
Longdon the District Governor.
We were blessed with good weather and the number of tickets sold
for all three nights were very good. Friday evening The Bootleggers who have played at the MITG on more than one
occasion started the series of concerts off with a mixture of songs to suit all ages. They are an impeccable party band
and it is known that they have played at England cricketer Michael Vaughan’s wedding when he was England
Captain.
They were followed by the tribute band “The Bootleg Beatles”.They were excellent they sounded just like the Fab
Four, and even looked like them with their suit’s wigs and make-up. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the show and
were singing along. I even saw a very young little boy who knew all the words.
Saturday night saw the return to MITG of 10CC, much better weather than the sellout concert we held 4 years ago
when it was almost canceled due to the rain and waterlogged Botanical Gardens. Another excellent evening where
10CC a 70’s Rock Band played all there hit songs including “I’m Not In Love” , Dreadlock Holiday” and “Rubber
Bullets”. The public in the Botanical Gardens were treated to a free concert on the Saturday afternoon, when 10CC
played quite a few numbers during their sound checks.
Sunday evening we were blessed by another fantastic evening of weather and music.
I believe we sold more tickets than ever for a Sunday evening. This year’s
theme was “A Night at the Movies”. The Unite Brass Band and the Sheffield
Philharmonic Orchestra entertained us all with well-known sound tracks from the Movies, including The Dam Busters,
Jurassic Park, James Bond and even The Full Monty, the film that featured
the Unite Brass Band. The last night in the gardens could not end without the
legendary rendition of Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem a chance for
us to wave our Union Jacks. The evening came to a finale with a fantastic
fireworks display. Music in the Gardens will return next year, put the date in
your calendar 29th June to 1st July. Information and on-line bookings on www.musicinthegardens.co.uk

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