An Evening in Helen’s Bay

It’s been a term of repeat visits for the Belfast Phoenix Choir this autumn.

Following the performance at St John’s Church in Newcastle, this time the choir returned to Helen’s Bay to sing for the Percy French Society at their annual dinner.

The evening’s short programme included favourites Moon River and Cheek to Cheek but also sacred pieces Non Nobis with And The Glory of the Lord from Handel’s Messiah.

On this occasion the choir were joined by long-term collaborator, baritone Wilson Graham. Accompanied by Phoenix Musical Director Mark McGrath, Wilson treated the audience to some gorgeous opera pieces including Carmen’s Toreador and of course, The Hippopotamus Song by Flanders & Swann (click here to hear another version).

Mark McGrath and Wilson Graham

To round of the musical programme Musical Director Mark played old favourite Misty, bringing a few misty eyes to the audience.

As always we received a warm welcome from The Percy French Society – and found a few old friends in the audience too.

December is due to be a busy month for the Belfast Phoenix Choir as we have not one but three Christmas concerts coming up. Details are on our Events page but don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.

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