On Saturday 13 September 2014 a Quartet of BlueBelles travelled to Bath to sing at a Concert in St Saviour’s Church, Larkhall. We were invited to participate by Grenville Jones who runs a number of choirs in and around Bath as he wanted a contrasting choir to sing alongside his Welcome Choir.
The concert was a typical ‘Grenville’ affair. Those who know Grenville Jones will understand exactly what is meant by that. Grenville is a unique Choirmaster and talented musician. Most of all, he is a showman and he knows how to put on concerts and how to engage with the audience!
The BlueBelles were a definite contrast to Grenville’s Welcome Choir. 4 ladies singing A Capella compared with a choir of around 100 singing to live stage piano! But that was the whole point – to give the concert some contrasting interest.
The main purpose behind the concert was to fundraise for the RUH Cancer Centre in Memory of Stephen Knowles who I believe used to sing with the Welcome Choir.
To find out more about the Welcome Community ‘Grenville’ Choir, please visit their website at www.welcomechoir.org