Saturday, 28 June 2014

How great thou art! The Royal British Legion's WW1 commemoration concert

Frodsham Community Centre was packed last night for the Royal British Legion, Frodsham Branch's first World War 1 Commemoration Concert.  I say first, because given how successful it was our local branch of the legion now have the confidence to organise another one.

Frodsham Silver Band, the Highfield Male Voice Choir were joined by youngsters from Frodsham CofE Primary School (Overton) for a musical evening.  There was much audience participation - and even a cameo role for our MP Graham Evans who joined a choral group who led the audience through WW1 era songs.

The Community Centre Hall was laid out with the audience sitting at tables - which allowed us to have a drink and a bite to eat as the concert progressed.  I thought that was an excellent idea as it encouraged the informal, fun atmosphere that was tinged with suitable sombre moments of commemoration.

The evening concluded with a rousing chorus of Land of Hope and Glory with the youngsters waving England flags - almost certainly a sensible re-use of left over World Cup paraphernalia!

A fantastic evening.