Concert return music to the ears

Singers and musicians recently combined their ample talents to present an entertaining variety concert at the Millicent War Memorial Civic and Arts Centre.

They were on stage for almost two hours and played to an appreciative gathering of 50 music lovers.

Staged by the Millicent Choral Society, the concert program featured 18 musicians from the Mount Gambier City Concert Band under the leadership of Jack Heaven.

The troupe included local teachers Andrew Fewster on drums and Sarah Fewster on trumpet.

The band’s repertoire included a medley from the Les Miserables musical and the theme music from the Get Smart 1960s television show,

With Michael Bleby as the musical director, the Millicent Choral Society performed 14 traditional and modern songs.

The high point was the rendition of “Moon River” from the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

The concert had opened with the choir, band and audience singing the National Anthem.

The admission fee to the concert included afternoon tea in the foyer as the supper room is now the Wattle Range Council meeting room.

On behalf of the local community, Wattle Range Mayor Des Noll made an impromptu speech of welcome to the Mount Gambier visitors.

He also said the tonal qualities of the Millicent Choral Society were not impacted by the COVID requirement to wear masks.

Thanks were extended to all who worked for the success of the concert including honorary sound and lighting technician John Mullins.

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