On a sultry night in St Lawrence Church, Abbots Langley, Kings Langley Community Choir energized a full house audience with what some have called their best performance ever.
In Concordia, a concert also featuring guests Harrow Apollo Male Choir, was the Community Choir’s first ever performance in Abbots Langley and was presented as part of the six weeks Abbots Langley Festival.
The Community Choir nominated local charity Workaid, recent recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, to benefit from the evening.
Prior to the interval General Manager, Rob Levine, described the support provided to self-help groups in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia by the collection in the UK of tools, sewing and knitting machines, their refurbishment at the charity’s base in Chesham, and subsequent shipment. More information at www.workaid.com.
The superb church acoustics complemented the Community Choir’s multi-blended harmonies when they entertained with a near hour long second half set; a mixture of genres that included gospel, shanty, indie, folk and West Coast.
Songs such as Elbow’s anthemic One Day Like This reverberated through the church.
The evening finished on a triumphal note with the two choirs and the audience joining together to sing Jerusalem.
Picture courtesy of Jenna Selby