Herald - Issue 427

Page 24 • The HERALD • 4th August 2022 v INDEPENDENT, LOCAL AND PROUD v J Webber Gas and Heating Services Installations, Alterations, Breakdowns and Maintenance Tel: 07825 018023 Email: webberjim77@gmail.com WILLIS DECORATING & JOINERY SERVICES Est Since 1986 Interior & Exterior Painting & Decorating Wallpaper Hanging Hand-painted Kitchens & Spray Finishes Wardrobes, Bookcases, Radiator Covers Call David on 023 8084 9800 or 07946 048261 E: david.willis24@btinternet.com M. C. HALL LTD 4 Carpentry 4 Fencing 4 Decoration 4 Extensions 4 Kitchens 4 Loft Conversions 4 Bathrooms 4 New Build First Rate Building & Carpentry Work Start to Finish Service • References Available • Fully Insured • 1 year guarantee Free Quotations and Friendly Advice Given Contact mchall126@btinternet.com or call 023 8089 8456 or 07976 937941 Website: www.mchallltd.co.uk Solent Concert Orchestra Summer Suites Concert On Saturday 25th June the Solent Concert Orchestra gave a concert of ‘Summer Suites’ at the recently refurbished St. Win’s church in Totton, to a most appreciative audience. Conductor Simon Wilkins congratulated the church on its excellent acoustics which undoubtedly contributed to another ne performance. e rst half featured two pieces by Schubert, namely, his ‘Rosamunde Overture’ and ‘Ballet Music No. 2’, the daintiness of the latter contrasting beautifully with the more boisterous nature of the former. en came the ‘Dance of the Hours’ by Ponchielli whose main melody is perhaps better known in the comic song ‘Hello Mother, Hello Father’ about a young American boy’s less than joyous stay at a summer camp. e second half of the concert started with the ever- popular ‘English Folk Song Suite’ by Vaughan Williams marking his 150th anniversary featuring such well-known pieces ‘Seventeen Come Sunday’, ‘My Bonny Boy’ and ‘Folk Songs from Somerset’. Tony Kitcherside, a life-member of the orchestra, was present to play his own arrangement of Bach’s ‘Orchestral Suite No. 3’ along with the rest of the orchestra. e well-balanced and varied performance concluded with Gustav Holst’s ‘Suite in E Flat’ comprising the ‘Chaconne’ followed by the ‘Intermezzo’ and nishing with the ‘March’. The orchestra’s loyal patron, Dr. Julian Lewis MP, was once again in attendance and added his congratulations to what was a most enjoyable concert. e Solent Concert Orchestra is next performing later in the year at All Saints Church, Milford-on-Sea on Saturday 26th November. For more information about the Solent play for the children on the request of the school’s Headteacher, Mrs Michelle Hale. e children in Year 1 and Year 2 at the school have been learning the ukulele this term as part of an o ering from Hampshire Music Services. Chair of Governors at the school, Teresa Pickup, is a member of the Ukulele Jam and got the group together to play for the children a er a discussion with Mrs Hale about opportunities for the children to hear live music as part of the curriculum. e group played a range of genres during their half hour performance including Eight Days a Week, Crazy Little ing called Love and Waterfall by Stone Roses. e performance concluded with the Beach Boys hit Sur n USA, during which the sta and children all joined in with singing and ‘sur ng’. “The children really enjoyed the performance” Mrs Hale said “Many of them have said they would like to hear the group again as they had such a good time joining in, clapping along, singing and surfing. It was great to see and hear not only the acoustic ukuleles but also an electric double bass and an electric ukulele. It was a great enrichment experience for the children” Ali Richardson, a retired primary school librarian, who fronted the band for the recent performance, said a erwards “You could see how much the children were enjoying the music from the expressions on their faces and how well they all joined in. We love playing and singing together and it was lovely to have such an appreciative audience” Concert Orchestra please visit: www. solentconcertorchestra.org.uk Solent Concert Orchestra UKULELES COME TO MANOR C OF E INFANT SCHOOL e children at Manor Church of England Infant School were treated to a ukulele concert recently by a group of musicians calling themselves e Jammie Dodgers. The visitors were all regular members of the Southampton Ukulele Jam and came together to Ukuleles come to Manor C of E Infant School A brand-new prime time series for a major broadcaster is o ering people across Britain a life-changing declutter and clean. If your home has become overwhelmed with clutter and is in need of a clean or you know someone whose home needs rescuing get in contact with the production crew at Crackit Productions call: 07518160806 or email: homerescue@crackitproductions.co.uk e show will be on 5STAR later in the year featuring Southampton business man Chesley Medley-Brown, founder of Spritz Cleaning, as one of the presenters. Do You Know a Home That Needs a Deep Clean?

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