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The Music Appreciation Group

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

Future programme

Wed 6th Nov10:00 amNeil's at 40 Willesley Gardens
Wed 4th Dec10:00 amTBA

Wednesday 2nd October

Neil started our meeting of this month with two soulful ladies, firstly Joan Armatrading singing "The Weakness in Me" and the Portuguese Mariza with an emotional "Fado". He later gave us Spats Langham, who is well known around Ashby, singing "Night Owl"

Brenda was next with Jimmy Witherspoon's "Saint Louis Blues", Frank Sinatra's "Somebody Loves Me" and Carol Kidd singing "Nice Work if You Can Get It"

Dorothy lifted the proceedings playing The Royal Philharmonic's version of Elgar's final variation from "Enigma Variations" - "Allegro" and then Simon Preston's rendition of Bach's "Prelude and Fugue in D Major"

Lesley remembered that it was a big Beatles anniversary and played "A Little Help From My Friends" sung by Joe Cocker, followed by Don McLean's "Babylon" and Paul Simons "You Can Call Me Al"

Mike also reminded us it was the 70th anniversary of the founding of communist China which was a tenuous link to his CD "China" by Vangelis from which he played "Plum Blossom" and "The Tao of Love". He then gave us another lovely female singer Joni Michell with "Both Sides Now"

Nev's first offering was an instrumental from Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler called "Tears". Hugh Laurie was next with "St James Infirmary" then for something completely different, The Platters and "Only You"

Sally gave us Mozart's "Piano Concerto no.21" as we sat by her piano, and a change of pace with Buddy Holly's "That Will Be The Day" and The Platters again this time singing "The Great Pretender"

Joyce brought Collabro with a very different arrangement of "I'll Be There For You", the theme from Friends, then the amazing Nat King Cole's "Autumn Leaves" and last but not least "Unforgettable"

Thanks to Sally for hosting.