MORAIRA’S PARISH Church played host to a special Spring concert last week, performed by The English Choir of Teulada-Moraira.
The ladies chorus proceeded down both aisles of the church, each member wearing a beautifully decorated hat and together singing a lively rendition of ‘In Your Easter Bonnet’, joining the gentlemen of the choir on the altar steps before the whole choir sang excerpts from ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ and ‘My Fair Lady’.
The choir moved on to some more serious renditions of Verdi’s ‘Speed your Journey’ from Nabucco and Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ before it was back to the fun again as the gentlemen sang a cheeky ‘Standing on the Corner’ and the whole choir sang of the amusing ‘History of Western Music’, Joshua’s ‘Battle of Jericho’ and Karl Jenkins’ ‘Adiemus’ – which was accompanied by flute and drum solos.
At the end of the concert, an encore was demanded by the very enthusiastic audience. The choir rose to the occasion and sang one of their oldest and best loved favourites. The gentlemen started off singing ‘I Believe’ and the ladies merged in with them but singing ‘Ave Maria’, providing a breathtakingly beautiful and very fitting end to the concert.
The funds raised from the concert will be donated to The Alzheimer’s Society and Moraira Church.
Next month, The English Choir of Teulada-Moraira will be taking part in Moraira’s Moors and Christians Fiesta. They will perform another concert in the church on Monday June 5 at 9.00pm and on Saturday June 10 will be singing from the castle ramparts to accompany the re-enactment battle taking place on the beach.