Thanks once again to the Exmouth Journal for highlighting the 10th December Christmas Concert by our own Exmouth Light Orchestra; tickets sold out over a week before the performance and the venue was packed to the rafters. Judging by the rapturous applause to the encore, which was the rousing 'Do You Hear The People Sing?' from the musical 'Les Misérables', the audience clearly loved the evening.
No less than 84 musicians were shoe-horned into the stage area, ranging from the mighty brass and percussion to a concert harp and via all the strings and wind instruments, including 4 French horns!
The Journal have supported us constantly with publicity in our 5 years of existence, which as a registered charity, has been like a lifeline to us; we continue to go from strength to strength, bringing pleasure to players from all walks of life and from as far afield as Taunton, Torbay and Lyme Regis.
In addition to over £1000 profit made on ticket sales, an extra £400 was generously donated by the audience in a bucket collection at the conclusion of the evening. The latter amount will directly finance the promotion of string instrument playing in some local primary schools. Indeed the fruits of this 5-year-old project can be readily seen now: a few young faces can be spotted in amongst the older ones in the violin section of the main orchestra!
A big thank you also to our fabulous and warm-hearted audience; your singing wasn't bad either!
NEXT CONCERT: Saturday 15th July 7.30 pm at the Church of St John The Evangelist, Withycombe, Exmouth.
Friday 20th January rehearsal at Withycombe RFC - ready to start playing at 10.30 am.
Saturday 21st January rehearsal at Marpool Primary School - 10.30 am start.
Advance notice NO rehearsals at the end of half term week, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th February
We're always on the lookout for new, 'rusty' or experienced players of orchestral instruments.
We meet weekly in term time on Friday and Saturday mornings: come to one or the other, or both!
Please contact us by telephone for more details: see the "About Us" page.