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Jubilee Concert - 1977

Loughborough Echo - 13th May 1977

The village hall was packed to capacity on Thursday and Friday of last week when villagers attended a Jubilee concert held to raise fund for Quorn's Silver Jubilee celebrations. Members of the Old Tyme Music Hall provided a boisterous "Hello" to open the proceedings, and their grand finale was suitably patriotic. This group, as always, was well rehearsed and demonstrated the value of clever direction, allied to enthusiasm.

The T.W.I.G.S drama group presented an amusing duologue "Cat's Cradle" and an entertaining short play "Taking the Chair", both of which were well received. These ladies are to be complimented on the manner in which they offer their services to village activities and for this concert they were self sufficient, providing their own props.

The audiences enjoyed the singing by the Young Wives, whose interpretation of "Widdecombe Fair" was little short of brilliant, and their "Musical Medley" was tastefully presented. They also performed a mime in sharp contrast to their sophisticated singing. This is a group who takes great care in preparing and rehearsing, and their costumes in the three items they offered were splendid.

Humour was supplied by Arnold Taylor, a local comedian. Further fun was provided by the compere, Bob Dunbar, who linked the programme together despite 'interruptions' from some of the gentlemen of the Old Tyme Music Hall and a young lady firefighter who intrigued the audience.

The programme was balanced by the inclusion of Richard Tallet's singing and he soon had the audiences foot tapping and joining in the choruses of the amusing songs. In all, a good concert, well supported by the villagers who learned on Friday evening from Mr P Brookman, chairman of the Celebrations Committee that the essential finances were in a healthy state, and that Quorn can look forward to a stimulating and enjoyable programme up to and including June 7th.


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 Submitted on: 2011-02-13
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 1194
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