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The Music Appreciation Group

Leader:  David Oakley - musicapp@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 563409

Future programme

Wed 6th Feb10:00 amNeil's at 40 Willesley Gardens

Wednesday 5th December

Sallie gave us a cosy welcome on a damp December morning with the extra added benefit of her home-made mince pies. With our hostess there were nine of us in number, with an apology from Neil.

Sallie launched the morning with two pieces from the seasonal Nutcracker, 'The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' and 'The Dance of the Mirlitons'.

Mike followed with a new one for us, Donald Fagan's 'I.G.Y, (International Geophysical Year)' and a second choice of 'These Foolish Things' from the Stephen Grappelli and Michael Petrucciani Flamingo album.

Paul continued with Andy Williams' 'I won't last a day without you' and the Andrew Lloyd Webber song written for the Barcelona Olympics 'Amigos Para Siempre' sung by Sarah Brightman and Jose Carreras.

David had picked an old favourite, 'The folks that live on the hill' sung by Peggy Lee and with a nod to the coming year end, 'The Perfect Year' from Lloyd Webber's Sunset Blvd.

Nev took a real Christmas theme with 'Santa Baby' by Eartha Kitt and 'This is the truth / Sing, sing all earth' by Maggie Prior and the Carnival Band.

Ann continued the festive theme with 'Ding dong merrily on High' and 'Joy to the world' by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Trish chose John Denver's 'Wild Montana Sky' and the overture to Rossini's opera 'Il Signor Bruschino'.

Dorothy kept us on the Xmas track with 'I'll be home for Christmas' by Michael Buble and the German carol 'O du frohliche, o du selige, gnadenbringende Weihnachtszeit'.

Last but not least, Lesley chose Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries'.

Another very enjoyable session and Sallie completed the morning by playing 'Once in Royal David's City'.

As usual our group doesn't have a January meeting but we assemble again on Wednesday 6th February, so you have plenty of time to sort out your music choices. The meeting will be hosted by Neil at 40 Willesley Gardens.

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.