Herald - Issue 458

v THE HERALD - OUR 30TH YEAR - 1994-2024 v 30th May 2024 • The HERALD • Page 23 ANXIETY? PANIC ATTACKS? STAY CALM, IN CONTROL AND RELAXED Break Free from a Fear or Habit. Regain Confidence and Happiness Fast and Effective Solution, Lasting Results CALL 07786 376980 E: alan@alanjoneshypnotherapy.com WANTED Die-cast models & LEGO Model Railway & related items Hornby, Bachmann, Wrenn, Triang etc Locomotives & Rolling Stock Any age or gauge considered Call: 023 9286 4280 Mob: 07710 335989 Send your local news to The Editor, The Herald, 2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH or email: editor@herald-publishing.co.uk Marchwood Prelude Spring Concert A patter of raindrops hit the inside of Marchwood Village Hall on the a ernoon of Sunday 21st April, as the Prelude Orchestra brought their arrangement of Little April Showers to its spring concert. e fortypiece orchestra played a repertoire of spring-themed tunes to the packed hall. e concert was in aid of Dementia UK and the players were decorated with accessories in the blue and pink colours of the charity. Dementia UK provides specialist Admiral Nurses that support the whole family of anyone a ected with dementia. e concert raised over £500. e hall was specially decorated with kites. What else to do in spring but follow Mary Poppins’ advice to ‘Go y a kite’? e programme included Vivaldi’s Spring from the Four Seasons suite, as well as Tulips from Amsterdam, Wunderbar, English Country Garden, Bright Eyes and other spring favourites. Each song was introduced alternately by two orchestra members who described the origins of the tunes, which gave the audience a greater understanding of what they would hear the orchestra play. All the pieces were arranged by John Bell to accommodate the wide variety of instruments in the Prelude Orchestra which is open to all amateur musicians, and contains saxophones and guitars as well as more common orchestral instruments. e orchestra was formed in 2009, and is now conducted by Bernard Chinonso. e concert also brought performances from two other ensembles. Special guests the Winchester A Capella is a ladies’ chorus, singing complex four part harmonies that were real crowd-pleasers. Mr Blue Sky, Walking on Sunshine and Somebody to Love brought rapturous applause. Flutes of the Forest is a group of autists who are members of Prelude. As well as Hedwig’s eme, from Harry Potter, they played a beautifully poignant piece by Frances McAll. Imprisoned during World War Two in the Far East, hearing a traditional Japanese Folk Song oating across the camp had kept her spirits up. When she was released, she remembered the tune well enough to write it into a piece for utes. e concert was enjoyed by audience and performers alike. Prelude members continue to nd pleasure in playing together week by week, and look forward to future concerts. If anyone is interested in joining Prelude, please email: info@marchwoodmusicsociety.com CAR BOOT SALE A Car Boot Sale is taking place at Memorial Car Park in Totton on Sundays 2nd June and 7th July from 9am to 12noon (weather permitting). No booking is required, sellers from 8am (for safety, sellers please do not leave before 11.30am). Any size car £5 and the area is hard standing. Please take your own tables. Use of community centre toilets, some free parking available. For more information please call: 023 8086 3769 or email: tandeca@hotmail.co.uk or just turn up.