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The Music Appreciation Group

Leader:  Lesley Thomas - musicapp@ashbyu3a.co.uk - 01530 588740

Future programme

Wed 4th Sep10:00 amBrenda's at 36 Willesley Gardens
Wed 2nd Oct10:00 amTBA
Wed 6th Nov10:00 amTBA
Wed 4th Dec10:00 amTBA

Wednesday 7th August

As there were just five members present for the August meeting of the music appreciation group there was time for each of us to play more pieces than usual.

Dorothy began by reminding us that it was summer with the Allegro from "Summer" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, then it was a complete change with Amy MacDonald's "Lets start a band" which is full of rhythm, later we also had Amy with "Mr Rock and Roll".

Brenda came next and she put us in dance mode with Cole Porter singing his own version of "Anything goes" and still dancing with some "Swan Lake" then back to Cole Porter for "Who want to be a Millionaire" this time sung by Frank Sinatra and Celeste Holm, she later gave us "March of the Toreadors" from Carmen and Norah Jones singing "Don't know why".

Mike brought us lots of Dusty Springfield - "I just don't know what to do with myself" then "Breakfast in bed" and "My Colouring Book". This quartet of Dusty was completed by "You don't have to say you love me".

Nev gave us Rick Wakeman on piano playing his version of the Beatles "Help" followed by the Beatles themselves and "Something in the Way She Looks". He continued with Fats Waller and "No one to talk to" and then more Beatles with "Here comes the Sun".

Following the recent death of Joe Longthorne, Lesley played the last track of his last CD, ironically called "If I never sing another song". Joe was a fine singer in his own right as well as an excellent impersonator of Shirley Bassey, so it was appropriate to follow up with Shirley herself singing "If you go away". We then had Dave Brubeck's "Unsquare Dance" and we finished with Fleetwood Mac and "Albatross".

Thanks for another fabulous mix of music, and we meet again on the 4th September at Brenda's house.