9 February 2014 - Another great Variety Show for Senior Citizens
The Club gave its 21st Annual Senior Citizens' Variety Show this afternoon before an audience of nearly 150 who were entertained by a two hour Show, performed to a very high standard, as was obvious from the big smiles and happy comments from the audience as they left the Hall. They had been given a delightful tea followed by a huge free raffle and had in most cases been collected by Rotarians.
The Show was a really memorable occasion with thirty items, including song and dance numbers, well known sequences particularly the Les Miserables medley which closed the first half. In highlighting performers it is fairest to mention the newest and youngest in particular although all who had been involved previously were equally brilliant in their roles. Linda Godbold sang 'Baubles, Bangles and Beads' in this, her first performance in the Show, a lovely soprano voice. Alexis Izard gave a beautiful, highly sensitive rendition of 'Bring Him Home'.
The super Cheddy Boys, Cheddington's answer to Chas and Dave entertained flawlessly and the young dancers from The Taylor-Hill School just get better each year, adding colour and movement to a fast moving Show. Last year, Sam Dell had sung for the first time and now, at nine years old, he sang 'Just a Spoonful of Sugar' with great accuracy, confidence, quality and without exaggeration, real Professionalism. This year, his sister Sophie, only six danced to 'The Colours of the Wind' beautifully whilst seven-year-old Yvonne Osborne sang a tear jerking 'Castle on a Cloud'. Sam and Sophie's dad, Barry, excelled as Elvis and has now entered the International Elvis Presley competition that takes place in Birmingham in July 2015.
The three children joined in the second half to sing 'My Favourite Things' and 'So Long, Farewell, it's time to Say Goodnight' before the Show drew to a climax with 'All You Need is Love' and We'll Meet Again'. Finally, the audience all joined in Land of Hope and Glory together with all the performers singing and Union Flags waving upon the stage.
It was a great night in every way.
Report by John Fox