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Music Society Showcase

Unified’s Francis gives us a whistle-stop recount of his experience at the Music Society’s Showcase on November 22.

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A whiff of fresh air, the tasteful hot weather. Today was The Music Society Showcase and I was late. I know I know I need to improve my time management yada yada, but you didn’t even come so you are more shameless than I am.

The first act that I laid witness to was the Chapel Scholars. A brief pause before they started left my mouth agape, as out came perhaps the most heavenly singing voices I’ve ever come across. It was breath-taking to say the least. The perfectly balanced harmonies of the Tenors, Sopranos and Altos demonstrated that these scholars were a true force to be reckoned with.

Next, two covers which included Kodaline’s All I Want and Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know were performed by the dynamic singing duo, Matthew Swainsbury & Maddie Thorpe. The two vocal-powerhouses managed to make us feel as if they were re-living each emotion outlined in the songs that they sang. Maybe they felt it for real. It was a moving section of the showcase.

To conclude the show, The Music Society Orchestra under the direction of conductor, Aaron Mather, played a riveting cover of the Pirates of the Caribbean theme and Edvard Grieg’s Hall of the Mountain King. It was an awesome recital and I expect to see you at the next one or there will be repercussions.

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