Tideswell Male Voice Choir Social
PUBLISHED: 12:13 06 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:31 20 February 2013
Tideswell Male Voice Choir returned to Buxton Opera House for what has become an eagerly anticipated and sold-out annual event.
Tideswell Male Voice Choir returned to Buxton Opera House for what has become an eagerly anticipated and sold-out annual event. On this occasion they were joined by Cantamus Girls Choir from Mansfield.
TMVC opened the evening in lively style with The Rhythm Of Life, before the spotlight fell on soloists Terry Lomas, Wilf Hukin and Richard Lawson in De Ole Banjo. The first set concluded with African Trilogy, then it was the turn of Cantamus. The choir took to the stage with Good Neighbours All and gave a stunning performance. Under the expert direction of founder Pamela Cook, Cantamus take choral singing to another level, adding a dynamic element with movement and drama. Their wide and varied repertoire ranged from Mendelssohn and Verdi to a selection from West Side Story and Coldplay.
TMVC treat the audience to a medley from Les Miserables, something of a favourite with the choir and its musical director Dennis Kay. The choir was also joined by Emma Hopkins, star of Tideswells previous two visits to Buxton, and Dennis Kays ten-year-old granddaughter Megan Kelly who was making her stage debut. The choir joined with Cantamus and the soloists in the final number Do You Hear The People Sing? A wonderful finale that well-deserved the standing ovation it received.