Bestwood choir at their best at charity concert

A ROUSING programme of music performed by Bestwood Male Voice Choir helped charity take centre stage during a fundraising concert.

The Bestwood Village group were joined by The Settlement Singers at Ockbrook Moravian Church in Derby for a show in aid of the Ockbrook and Borrowash Treetops Hospice for patients with terminal illnesses.

Both choirs put on a fine show and helped raise £500. They were congratulated by John Griffiths, a trustee and patron of the hospice.

After a welcome by the church minister, Rev Alan Rayment, Bestwood kicked off the evening’s entertainment with the rejoicing ‘Let All Men Sing’, the evocative ‘Bring Him Home’ from ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘The Wonder Of You’, under the baton of musical director Mirek Rus and with support from accompanist Glenys Skidmore.

The second half included such well-known numbers from Bestwood as ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ and ‘Unchained Melody’.

Throughout the evening, Bestwood’s very own baritone, John Pritchard, kept everyone in stitches with his comical anecdotes.

Bestwood are set to appear at the Church Of Our Lady Of Perpetual Succour on Brooklyn Road, Bulwell on Saturday May 21 (7.30 pm).