We ended our 25th Year in Spectacular style at the William de Ferrers Centre on 12th July 2014.
We sang to a packed audience which included loyal followers and fans of the choir, many family members, some of the first time visitors to a Swift Singers concert and our most welcome guests, the Mayor of Chelmsford City Councill, Councillor Robert Villa and Mayoress, Mrs Valerie Villa, the Deputy Mayor of South Woodham Ferrers, Peter Wyatt and his guest Christine Revell.
We sang a varied programme, showcasing some of our best loved songs from our 25 years and some newer pieces including Da Doo Ron Ron. We particularly enjoyed our Brief History of the Swift Singers, compiled by our musical Director Clive Smith.
We were delighted to welcome our guest soloist, Harpist, Olivia Ter-Berg who enthralled the choir and audience with her beautiful playing and singing.
Of course, an anniversary is always more enjoyable with cake and we were completely surprised by Irene Smith, who presented the choir with an amazing cake enjoyed at our next rehearsal.
It is always our pleasure to make charitable donations and at this concert, we were joined by Mr Sholto Morton, representative of Farleigh Hospice who accepted a cheque from the choir for £1000.
After such a fantastic end to our 25 years, we are going to be working hard to make the next year even better! We are holding a workshop on Saturday 18th October and all ladies are welcome to join us at the Village Hall that morning. More details will follow.
The next opportunity to enjoy listening to the choir will be at Danbury Mission on Saturday 13th December at 7.30pm when we will be performing The Nativity, composed by Clive Smith and featuring 2 amazing soloists – not to be missed!