Last weekend, The BlueBelles were in Gloucestershire to perform at the Parish Church in Marshfield (where the ice cream comes from), alongside Blue Notes, The Sherlock Combs and Luana Godwin.
Joint concerts and events are always an absolute delight and we have performed alongside BlueNotes and Luana Godwin a few times now, always to very appreciative audiences.
The concert started with us ‘processing’ in whilst singing Vuelie, the opening number from Disney’s Frozen animation. This involved our Musical Director, Jules, banging a drum. It turned out our timing was perfect and we arrived on stage exactly as the song ended. Our first set continued with From a Distance, God Only Knows and Lean on me.
Luana then took the stage and sang Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Her Song’ by John Ireland, accompanied on the piano by Jules. The concert continued with a set from our friends The Sherlock Combs directed by Clive Stocker. This all male Barbershop Quartet are just great. We have sung alongside them a couple of times now and they made a great contrast to all the female voices.
The first half ended with a set from Blue Notes, Jules’ other all female Jazz group, who come from South Cerney. They sang, It don’t mean a thing, Dream a Little Dream of Me and Summer Time, for which they were joined by Luana.
There was more fabulous music from all the groups in the second half and the concert ended with a combined rendition of Eva Cassidy’s arrangement of Over the Rainbow.
The concert was raising funds for the Church and overall was a great success with a good audience filling the space. We always love to collaborate with other groups and musicians so if you would like to put on a concert or event with us then please do get in touch.
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