Choir on song for club’s charity night

Morpeth Lions Club  charity concert featuring the Lemington Male Voice Choir at  St Georges United Reformed Church.
Morpeth Lions Club charity concert featuring the Lemington Male Voice Choir at St Georges United Reformed Church.

ONE of the region’s largest and best-known singing ensembles brought its musical talents to Morpeth.

The Lemington Male Voice Choir performed a charity concert in support of Morpeth Lions Club charity work.

The event took place at St George’s United Reformed Church in Bridge Street last month and was supported by the Performing Arts Group, made up of graduates of Newcastle and Sunderland universities.

It was something of a family affair as the choir is directed by David Conway, while the accompanist was Tracy Conway.

An enthusiastic audience enjoyed a varied programme, ranging from Just A Closer Walk to the toe-tapping Alexander’s Ragtime Band.

In support were Charlie Younger, Afnan Iftikhar and Jess Brady, presenting a mixture of numbers, mostly drawn from the musicals. The talented performers are currently working in a range of roles in the North East, but hope to find themselves on the stage in the West End.

Lion Harry Cone, who organised the concert, said: “It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves.

“The concert should make a good sum for the Lions’ charity account. The raffle was a sell-out and I have to thank Glenton’s Bakery, who donated a wonderful cake as a main prize.”

Lion President Simon Pringle thanked the choir and the Performing Arts Group for the evening of entertainment, as well as thanking Mr Cone and the team of Lions and their partners who helped to organise and run the event.

He also paid tribute to the large audience for giving such strong support.

The concert was organised after a similar successful event in the town in 2011.